March 5 at 8 pm | Performing Arts Showcase at the Powerhouse
March 7 at 6 pm | Visual Art Exhibition Opening at the Mead
The Sixth Annual Black Art Matters Festival is scheduled for March 5 and 7, 2023. The Black Art Matters Festival is a student-led celebration that highlights the work and artistic achievement of Amherst’s Black students.
This year the Black Art Matters Festival will include the exhibition, Black Art Matters, a visual presentation of student artwork on view at the Mead Art Museum from March 7–June 25, 2023. As well as a Performing Arts Showcase at the Powerhouse on March 5 at 8 pm EST.
Participating artists include: Alana Bailey '23, Makayla Boxley '24, Angie Camarena '25, Zora Duncan '23, Ayo Eniola '24, Maya Foster '23, Kendall Greene '24, Tiia McKinney '25, Osasikemwen Ogieva '25, Beluolisah (Bo) Oranye '23, Zachary Rivers '24, Maëlle Sannon '24, Jacinta Smith '25, Naila Thevenot '23, Neviah Waldron '24, and Abadai Zoboi '25.
The Black Art Matters Festival was created by Zoe Akoto ’21, and is made possible today thanks to on-campus partnerships with the African & Caribbean Student Union, Black Student Union, Multicultural Resource Center, and the Mead Art Museum.