African American Museum in Philadelphia Presents:

Collective Conscious: The Art of Social Change
On View: June 2 – August 26, 2018

The summer 2018 group exhibition is produced in conjunction with the AAMP Residency for Art and Social Change, which strives to advance the work artists of color from around the Philadelphia region—while forging and deepening AAMP’s relationships and impact in Philadelphia neighborhoods. The featured artists will be gleaned primarily from the Residency nominees, who use their work to process or respond to the constantly changing socio-political and cultural landscape.

From Selma to Starbucks, these artists are reimagining “safe spaces” for black and brown people on an interplanetary level, documenting the effects of displacement and gentrification, mining their personal histories, and actively pushing out of their studios and into the communities not only as art makers, but as change makers.

Artists include Diane Allen, Lavett Ballard, Russell Craig, Joshua Graupera, Keir Johnston, Nile Livingston, Sherman Fleming, Betty Leacraft, James Maurelle, Tieshka K. Smith, and Shawn Theodore.

Support for the research and development of the AAMP Residency for Art and Social Change has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

AAMP’s exhibitions promote our mission to interpret art, history and culture. They inspire, educate, promote dialogue, and bring together community.