Arts and philanthropy supporters enjoyed a multicultural evening of artistic creations, entertainment, wine and decadent desserts at Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) fifth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” special event on April 25 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
The non-profit organization, committed to the preservation and cultivation of the arts in Broward County, hosted more than 100 leading arts advocates who were treated to musical performances by students from the Dillard High School Center for the Arts. Immediately afterwards, Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator of the NSU Art Museum, led them on a private tour of Lux and Veritas, presented by S. Donald Sussman and sponsored by Funding Arts Broward. The exhibit highlights a transformative period in contemporary art that focused on a generation of artists of color who attended the Yale School of Art for graduate school between 2000 and 2010.
The title of the exhibition alludes to Yale University’s motto, “Lux et Veritas”, which translates from Latin as “Light and Truth”. In the context of this exhibition, the title refers to the way in which these artists thought with critical complexity about their work and their movement through institutional structures. Featured artists include Mike Cloud, William Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, Torkwase Dyson, John Espinosa, Luis Gispert, Rashawn Griffin, Leslie Hewitt, Loren Holland, Titus Kaphar, Jamerry Kim, Eric N. Mack, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Mamiko Otsubo, Ronny Qevedo, Mickalene Thomas, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Shoshanna Weinberger and Kehinde Wiley. The exhibition is visible until January 8, 2023.
“Black & White: A Night at the Museum” is one of many FAB Fun events showcasing the variety of innovative arts programs in Broward County. The FAB offers members exclusive annual access to highlights and behind-the-scenes events at exhibitions and performances by arts and culture grant recipients. FAB will announce its upcoming programs and schedule of special events in September.
To learn more about FAB and how to apply, please call (954) 353-7673, visit fundingartsbroward.org.
Funding Arts Broward, (FAB) is a voluntary, nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and cultivation of the arts in Broward County, Florida. FAB’s mission is to support, support and enrich the arts in our community. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has awarded more than $4 million to local visual and performing arts programs. More information about FAB can be found at fundingartsbroward.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/fundingartsbroward.