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January 19, 2023 - February 26, 2023


Join us for IMAGINE BLACKNESS: ALTERNATE REALITIES AND COLLECTIVE DREAMING, a collaborative exploration of Blackness and Black representation through AI-generated images created by artist, McArthur Freeman II, and sociologist, Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman.

From a botanical paradise laden with richly hued figures to an otherworldly futuristic sci-fi cosmos, this exhibition invites viewers to engage in the act of collective dreaming as a social intervention, which moves beyond the reality of the present world to (re)-imagine and discover new ways of seeing and being. Inspired by Black speculative fiction and Afro-Futurism, the project offers viewers interactive opportunities to question, inspire, and escape by engaging the viewers’ own imaginations in the co-construction of the future and alternate worlds.

Featured Artists

McArthur Freeman

McArthur Freeman II is a visual artist and designer whose work explores hybridity and the construction of identity. His works have ranged from surreal narrative paintings and drawings to digitally constructed sculptural objects and animated 3D scenes. His most recent works combine three interrelated emerging technologies: digital sculpting, 3D scanning, and 3D printing. Freeman’s work has been published in Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art and has been exhibited nationally in both group and solo shows. Freeman earned his BFA…… Read More

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is a Tampa native and a sociologist whose work addresses the intimate ways that systems of oppression (racism, sexism, and colorism) are reproduced through the material and affective experiences of Black women and families in Brazil and the United States. She earned her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. Dr. Hordge-Freeman’s first book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families (The University of…… Read More


Events Surrounding IMAGINE BLACKNESS

IMAGINE BLACKNESS Opening Reception + Artist Talk

Join us to attend an opening reception and artist talk for the IMAGINE BLACKNESS: ALTERNATE REALITIES AND COLLECTIVE DREAMING exhibition happening Saturday, January 28 from 2-4 PM…. Read More


January 19, 2023
February 26, 2023
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