Art & Literature

New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Shows Rarely Seen Photos of Billie Holiday’s Private and Public Worlds

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single…

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Nikki Giovanni To Headline 2019 Black Ink Charleston

Nikki Giovanni, the world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator, will be featured as the keynote speaker at this fall’s Black Ink, Charleston’s African American book festival. The festival, a program of the Charleston Friends of the Library and a part of the MOJA Arts Festival, will take place on Saturday, October 5 at 2…

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education

  The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concurrent exhibits, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color by Andrew Feiler and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES, on view at City Gallery August 23 through October 6. The two distinct shows examine race, privilege, and the power of education…

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2019 MOJA Festival Call for Juried Art Submissions

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is now accepting artwork submissions for consideration for the 2019 MOJA Arts Festival’s Juried Art Exhibition. The MOJA Arts Festival is an 11-day multi-disciplinary celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee.…

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Yaschik Foundation to Sponsor New Exhibit at The Children’s Museum of The Lowcountry

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) announced July 31 it has received a $27,000 grant from the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation to provide funding for a puppet theater in the Speak Loud! studio, one of the new exhibits coming to the museum. These funds will support the continuation of CML’s commitment to introducing the tri-county’s…

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