Friday, November 2
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the exhibition opening of “We Are Artists Everyone, the Bridgeport Cultural Arts Center in Action, 1970-1986. This interactive exhibition will explore the history of the Arts Center through images, text, artworks, oral history, and video. Visitors are encouraged to attend Professor Yohuru Williams’ (St. Thomas University) lecture on the the Arts Center and the National Black Arts movement at 6:30 pm in the 1st floor programming room on the same night.
The ABCD Cultural Arts Center was a creative and social hub of Bridgeport in the 1960s and ’70s. The Arts Center occupied a space at the intersection of visual arts and music, and politics and community activism. Thanks to a generous grant from the CT Humanities Council, “We Are Artists Everyone: the Art Center in Action, 1970-1986” will feature an exhibition and public programming that will tell the story of the Art Center. Events start in November, so please check the BHC homepage or the Art Center Facebook Page for details.