Celebrate the African Diaspora

The UConn School of Fine Arts is presenting a year long series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UConn African American Cultural Center. Come visit and make a day of sharing in the celebration!

William Benton Museum of Art
Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry
von der Mehden Recital Hall
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Connecticut Repertory Theatre

50th Anniversary African American Cultural Center

AUTUMN 2018 EVENTS

MYTH: Paintings by Kamar Thomas
OCT 1 - DEC 7
Reception Oct 26 - 6:00pm
Jorgensen Gallery at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

SONGFEST: I Hear Music in the Air! presented by UConn Music
OCT 21 - 3:00 PM
United Congregational Church of Tolland

LIVING OBJECTS: African American Puppetry
OCT 25 - APR 7
Exhibit Opening Oct 25 - 6:30pm
Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

H. FRED SIMONS AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER: Celebrating Fifty Years of Service and Activism
OCT 25 - DEC 16
Exhibit Opening Oct 25 - 4pm
William Benton Museum of Art

KATHLEEN BATTLE: Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey
OCT 26 - 8:00 PM
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

SIR GEORGE AND THE DRAGON by Pumpernickel Puppets
OCT 27 - 11 AM & 2 PM
Ballard Institute Theater at The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

TURN IT UP! The New Sound of New Orleans
NOV 3 - 7:00 PM
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS: “ink”
NOV 14 - 7:30 PM
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM: Early Music and the African Diaspora
NOV 15 - 8:00 PM
von der Mehden Recital Hall

UCONN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Aria/Concerto Competition Winners with works by African-American composers
DEC 6 - 8:00 PM
von der Mehden Recital Hall

PUPPET FORUM SERIES: African American Puppetry in New York City with Nehphrii Amenii and Brad Brewer
DEC 6 - 7:00 PM
Ballard Institute Theater at The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration
NOV 29 - DEC 9
Connecticut Repertory Theatre