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Is It Because I’m Me (BLACK)!!?

February 02
through
February 29 2024

Where Cleveland Institute of Art, Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery

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Is It Because I’m Me BLACK!!? will be the second annual Black History Month exhibition organized by the Cleveland Institute of Art's Black Scholars and Artists students. The exhibition will examine themes related to Black identity, voice and presence.

Is It Because I’m Me BLACK!!? will be on view February 2–29 in the Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery and the Mary Ann and Jack Katzenmeyer Student Lounge.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7pm Friday, February 2.

Exhibition Statement
Why do you underestimate my talents, my voice, my presence, my purity? Is it Because I'm Black or Is It Because I'm Me?

Black art is an expression and extension of ourselves. Words we may not be able to articulate, we transform into beautiful, yet sometimes disturbing, compositions depicting the complexities and hardships of being Black.

Join us and be exposed to the world of the contemporary Black artist. Witness as we—with liberty, boldness and spontaneity—navigate the negative stereotypes and barriers thrown our way on a daily basis.

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Cleveland Institute of Art
Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
800.223.4700
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