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UPTOWN ARTS STROLL: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum: The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time

Cheyney’s McKnight’s “The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time,” explores community bonds, community healing, and community adaptability. McKnight speculates on a distant future while looking to the past and present to inform us on how Black Americans may get to a future where Black bodies and communities reap the full benefits of their creativity, ingenuity, resources, and labor. As part of this exhibition, Cheyney has developed a series of performance art pieces to engage with the community.

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION
June 15th, 11AM-1PM
June 22nd, 11AM-1PM
June 29th, 11AM-1PM

How do Black descendants of those enslaved in America envision the future of sites of enslavement? Join Afrofuturist, Artist, and Historical Interpreter Cheyney McKnight in her exhibit, The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. The exhibit is a personally curated journey from the past of Black America to the future of the African diaspora that uses clothing and set design to center the descendants in the conversation. The public is invited to join Mcknight along with other descendants over a cup of tea in a conversation about the African experience in America’s past, how it is impacting the present, and hear speculations about the far future of the Diaspora through the lens of descendants.

UPTOWN ARTS STROLL: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum: The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time

Cheyney’s McKnight’s “The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time,” explores community bonds, community healing, and community adaptability. McKnight speculates on a distant future while looking to the past and present to inform us on how Black Americans may get to a future where Black bodies and communities reap the full benefits of their creativity, ingenuity, resources, and labor. As part of this exhibition, Cheyney has developed a series of performance art pieces to engage with the community.

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION
June 15th, 11AM-1PM
June 22nd, 11AM-1PM
June 29th, 11AM-1PM

How do Black descendants of those enslaved in America envision the future of sites of enslavement? Join Afrofuturist, Artist, and Historical Interpreter Cheyney McKnight in her exhibit, The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. The exhibit is a personally curated journey from the past of Black America to the future of the African diaspora that uses clothing and set design to center the descendants in the conversation. The public is invited to join Mcknight along with other descendants over a cup of tea in a conversation about the African experience in America’s past, how it is impacting the present, and hear speculations about the far future of the Diaspora through the lens of descendants.

MJM Virtual Parlor Chat: History of Juneteenth

Join speaker Athenia Rodney for this interactive discussion on Juneteenth, observed on June 19th, which commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This day represents not only the end of slavery in the United States but also a continued struggle for freedom, equality, and justice.

Throughout this Virtual Parlor Chat, we will delve into the historical context that led to this momentous day, the efforts and struggles that African Americans faced before and after emancipation, and the long journey toward the national recognition of Juneteenth. We will discuss the significance of this day in the context of African American culture and American history, highlighting key figures and events that have shaped its legacy. Participants in the chat will create a communal poem that embodies the spirit of Juneteenth and honors the journey toward freedom and equality. Speaker Athenia Rodney is the founder and organizer of the annual Juneteenth NY Festival and Summit, one of the largest and longest-running annual events in the New York City area. In its 15th year, the Juneteenth NY Celebration was created to empower the Black community as well as advance the economic and cultural arts in underserved areas and champion small, Black-owned businesses.

Register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. This virtual program is free; $5 suggested donation.

 

UPTOWN ARTS STROLL: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum: The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time

Cheyney’s McKnight’s “The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time,” explores community bonds, community healing, and community adaptability. McKnight speculates on a distant future while looking to the past and present to inform us on how Black Americans may get to a future where Black bodies and communities reap the full benefits of their creativity, ingenuity, resources, and labor. As part of this exhibition, Cheyney has developed a series of performance art pieces to engage with the community.

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION
June 15th, 11AM-1PM
June 22nd, 11AM-1PM
June 29th, 11AM-1PM

How do Black descendants of those enslaved in America envision the future of sites of enslavement? Join Afrofuturist, Artist, and Historical Interpreter Cheyney McKnight in her exhibit, The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. The exhibit is a personally curated journey from the past of Black America to the future of the African diaspora that uses clothing and set design to center the descendants in the conversation. The public is invited to join Mcknight along with other descendants over a cup of tea in a conversation about the African experience in America’s past, how it is impacting the present, and hear speculations about the far future of the Diaspora through the lens of descendants.

UPTOWN ARTS STROLL: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum: The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time

Cheyney’s McKnight’s “The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time,” explores community bonds, community healing, and community adaptability. McKnight speculates on a distant future while looking to the past and present to inform us on how Black Americans may get to a future where Black bodies and communities reap the full benefits of their creativity, ingenuity, resources, and labor. As part of this exhibition, Cheyney has developed a series of performance art pieces to engage with the community.

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION
June 15th, 11AM-1PM
June 22nd, 11AM-1PM
June 29th, 11AM-1PM

How do Black descendants of those enslaved in America envision the future of sites of enslavement? Join Afrofuturist, Artist, and Historical Interpreter Cheyney McKnight in her exhibit, The Ancestor’s Future: An Afrofuturist’s Journey Through Time at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. The exhibit is a personally curated journey from the past of Black America to the future of the African diaspora that uses clothing and set design to center the descendants in the conversation. The public is invited to join Mcknight along with other descendants over a cup of tea in a conversation about the African experience in America’s past, how it is impacting the present, and hear speculations about the far future of the Diaspora through the lens of descendants.

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