Juneteenth Commemorative Art Exhibition

Presented in partnership with The Juneteenth Community Consortium. The soul of the African American community is expressed in art. In observance of Juneteenth, WRL Gallery at Stryker Center will feature a visual exploration of the unique African American experience. Witness the captivating mastery of local and regional Black artists, curated by artist Willis Potter.

June 16-July 28 (Closed July 4)

Mon-Fri: 9 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun: 12-5 pm

WRL Gallery at Stryker Center

There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 16, from 6-8 pm with special musical performance by acoustic blues duo Jackie & Resa.

“I Made This”: The Work of Black American Artists and Artisans Exhibit Lecture

This exhibit, currently on view at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, celebrates the lives of eighteenth through twentieth-century Black American artisans and artists through the material culture they created. Join the exhibit’s curators as they discuss the process of selecting artifacts and the stories behind what was chosen.

June 21, 12 pm

Stryker Center, Room 127

Learn More about the History of Juneteenth

Kelly Navies, Oral History Specialist from the National Museum of African American History & Culture, discusses the origin of Juneteenth and the holiday’s significance as a day of freedom.

Watch this video and view more historical documents about Juneteenth on the National Museum of African American History & Culture website.