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Africville: A Spirit that Lives On – A Reflection Project

August 17, 2019 - November 10, 2019


Year 2019 Theme Community, Nova Scotian Artists

In 1989, MSVU Art Gallery, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, and the Africville Genealogical Society collaborated on the exhibition Africville: A Spirit That Lives On. The exhibition, catalogue, and symposium celebrated the legacy and spirit of Africville and set the benchmark for collaborative, community driven exhibitions. Today, on the 30th anniversary of the exhibition, the collaborators have reunited and are joined by the Africville Museum, to create a project looking back at the original exhibition and take the opportunity to reflect on what has happened since.

Information about the project will be added and updated here on an ongoing basis.

Opening Reception

Saturday, August 17 at 2:00pm

Please join MSVU Art Gallery, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, the Africville Genealogy Society, and the Africville Museum for a relaxed reception with refreshments. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

Poetry & Performance

Saturday, September 14 at 2:30pm

Please join us for an afternoon of musical performances, poetry, and storytelling by artists in Africville: A Spirit that Lives On—A Reflection Project, including George Borden, Linda Carvery, Martha Mutale and Gloria Wesley. Refreshments will be served.  American Sign Language interpretation provided.