I am so honored to personally invite you to Museum Hue's launching on Friday, February 20th from 6-9pm at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, NY. We will be joined by MoCADA’s Founder, New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo.
During the past few weeks, I have been working with Museum Hue Founders Stephanie Cunningham and Monica Montgomery and other members to think about, discuss, and articulate its’ mission:
Museum Hue works to advance the visibility and viability of people of color, utilizing museums, arts and cultural institutions, as a medium for discussion, creation, and solutions.
I hope you will join us!
Eventbrite tickets (its free!) is here: https://museumhuelaunch.eventbrite.com
Museum Hue will celebrate their launch at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA): 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
The guest of honor will be MoCADA’s Founder, New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo. Throughout her career, Laurie has worked to make artistic creation, performance, and education accessible to diverse communities. She believes that the arts create a foundation for bringing people together to solve our more pressing societal matters, from the lack of affordable housing to jobs to gun violence. She stands at the intersection of arts and politics. With one foot in each world – she incorporated the arts into her political platform with the goal of developing the local economy through cultural tourism and bridging culture and community.
The event will bring together purpose driven museum professionals, arts educators, artists, arts administrators, etc. to connect, create, and cultivate. They will discuss ways to counter the absence of diversity and inclusion in cultural enclaves and venerable institutions and use their presence and voice foster agency and create opportunities and narratives for people of color in culture.
Founders Stephanie Cunningham and Monica Montgomery created Museum Hue out of their shared love for museums, and the rich potential they have to be touchstones for our lives. We are committed too engaging and enriching diverse communities through the arts, cross pollination and socially conscious experiences. We will have quarterly member meetings in museums throughout New York City.
About Museum Hue:
Museum Hue works to advance the visibility and viability of people of color, utilizing museums, the arts and cultural institutions, as a medium for discussion, creation, and solutions.