JJC Talks: Akea Brionne
Join us in the BMA Auditorium for an evening with Akea Brionne and the Joshua Johnson Council (JJC).
This two-part event will feature a screening of the artist’s film Mississippi Goddamn, followed by a conversation in dialogue with curator Jessica Bell Brown. Conceived alongside her commission for A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration, and shot and directed by Felix B. Abeson, Mississippi Goddamn uses documentary form to unpack the artist’s family connection to Columbus, Mississippi, where her grandfather William T. Brown was born and raised. Akea and her grandfather return to their family homestead, to reckon with the complexity of memory, and to come to terms with the past.
Free Admission to A Movement in Every Direction
After the screening and conversation, attendees will be given free admission to A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration to see Akea Brionne’s work alongside 11 other contemporary artists commissioned for the exhibition. The BMA is open until 9 p.m. every Thursday.
About the Joshua Johnson Council
This event is sponsored by the Joshua Johnson Council, an affiliate group of the BMA, and one of the nation’s oldest African American museum support groups, founded over 37 years ago and named after an 18th century African American portrait painter who lived and worked in Maryland. Its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African American communities and the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African American artists.
JJC Membership offers a wide range of opportunities for active participation within a network of friends and colleagues dedicated to art, education, community, and family. JJC programs and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month.