"Drapetomanía" is a tribute to Grupo Antillano (1978-1983), a forgotten visual arts and cultural movement that privileged the importance of African and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. Grupo Antillano valiantly proclaimed the centrality of African practices in national culture. Curated by historian Alejandro de la Fuente from Harvard University, the exhibit showcases works by the artists of Grupo Antillano as well as contemporary artists who share some of the concerns that the movement articulated thirty years ago.
In observance of African American History Month, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is partnering with the African American Museum of Philadelphia to offer a special mural trolley tour of the Albert M. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection. This rich collection of images gives a visual autobiography of Philadelphia and of iconic African American figures of the past and present. Tours will be led by experienced guides who will discuss each mural, the artists, and the mural-making process.