In the City: Memories of Black Presence


Friday, March 26, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm



Six images featuring Black people in different settings; in the bedroom, in a suit in front of flowers, in front of trees, and a child in a black jacket looking down.

The Griot Museum of Black History and Harvard University Commonwealth Project present In the City: Memories of Black Presence, a new virtual group exhibition and series of online programming that center the visual perspectives of six St. Louis photographers and filmmakers who were selected for the 2020 Harvard In the City fellowship. The six artists include Collin W. Elliott, Shabez Jamal, Alana Marie, Cami Thomas, Tiffany Sutton, and Nyara Williams. As this exhibition documents the artists’ individual stories of places, people, and experiences across the ever-changing city, this virtual opening event fuses their voices in dialogue to reveal connections between their creative processes and unique relationships to the land, life, and history of St. Louis.