In-Person and Online | Oct. 25, 7:00 PM

Beyond Black and White: African American Art & Iconography

Join Washington National Cathedral for an evening with artists, historians, and leaders for a discussion about art and the impact of imagery of African Americans and African American culture. This evening forum will be moderated by Cathedral Canon Theologian The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Kevin Young, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Dr. Kirk Savage, art historian and professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Afternoon symposium

Religion & History: America’s Struggle with Racialized Symbolism

Experts and community activists spent an afternoon learning, listening and conversing. This afternoon symposium featured three presentations, each approximately 1 hour, about understanding racialized symbolism in public and sacred spaces, religion and freedom.

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Light in the Darkness: When Monuments Attack

Together with our panel experts, we spent an evening exploring public symbols, what racialized symbolism and iconography are and how they shape our public history and memory.

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