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“In the Parlor”: A Conversation on Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room

Date and Time

Sunday, March 13, 2022

2–3 pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

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Rena Anakwe, artist, performer, healer
Andile Dyalvane, artist
Fabiola Jean-Louis, artist
Tourmaline, artist
Moderated by Ian Alteveer, Aaron I. Fleischman Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met

Join artists featured in the exhibition to learn about their creative processes and the significance of Afrofuturism in their artistic practices. The conversation opens with a sonic sound bath experience by artist Rena Anakwe.

Free with Museum admission, though advance registration is required. Please note: Space is limited; first come, first served. Registration does not guarantee admission once the auditorium reaches capacity.

The program will also be recorded and available to view after the event.

All visitors age 5 and older must show proof that they have received two doses of an accepted two-dose series vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. All visitors age 18 and older must also show a valid personal ID.

Face coverings are required for all visitors age 2 and older, even if they are vaccinated.

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 Assistive listening devices are provided in the auditorium.

Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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