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This Blog serves as an On-line Supplemental Resource for ~ AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITIONS ~ study of the Africana material culture.


This blog is in hiatus status. Below is a sample of the kinds of cultural venus students could visit for extra credit assignments: 

Extra Credit Visits are worth between 6 and 10 points, depending on distance traveled (15 pts for NY or Southern NJ, 25 pts. for exhibits outside tri-state area), and must be accompanied by a Write 1 page summary. Students may select UP TO 3 exhibits/viewings extra credit. This project(s) is to be completed during student's free time and turned in with Final Journal Project. due -- second to the last week of class.

Robert Pruitt Women
Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013

Invitation to Reception for "Fertile Soil" Art Exhibit
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Save the Dates: March 24 - April 1, 2015 for "And Still I Rise," our 6th annual Women's History Month film festival, screening an international array of independent films by and about women!

Special addition this year - Free Jazz Concert on March 26th featuring The Geri Allen Trio and the Mimi Jones GroupPlease click here to support the film festival, which is always free and open to the public, by placing an ad in our program journal.

Artists Reception: 
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
"Fertile Soil" Art Exhibit ~ 
January 20 – July 30, 2015
Curated by Gladys Barker Grauer
In Orbit II
Paul Robeson Student Center, Rutgers University - Newark, 

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, NJ
This exhibition, coincides with the Women in Media Film Festival 
and features New Jersey artists Yvette Lucas, Rosalind Nzinga Nichol, Sarah Petruziello, and Nette Forne Thomas.

Robert Pruitt Women
Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013


featuring fabric artist, Bisa Butler, 

 Jan 23rd - Mar 20, 2015 9 am to 5 p.m. weekdays Atrium Gallery, floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration & Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown, NJ. See you there!

Robert Pruitt Women
Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013

VIEWINGS: (Viewings are work 6 points each with a 1 page observation of content)

SELMA :: 2014 American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb and Ava DuVernay. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James BevelHosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC

View the above movie at a theater of your choice. Check Google for times and locations: CLICK HERE

Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013

Robert Pruitt Women
Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a radical alternative artistic movement based on social and political ideologies rather than narrow aesthetic dictates.

200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 
2 or 3 line Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum 

Recent Photographs by
George Osodi

February 25, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Arts of Contemporary Africa 
The installation focuses on the art of the present day, including works by nine artists with wide-ranging approaches to “art-making” as well as equally varied subject matter and sources of inspiration. Artists include Olu Amoda, Owusu Ankomah, Viyé Diba, Etiyé Dimma Poulsen, Lalla Essaydi, Atta Kwami, Nnenna Okore, Yinka Shonibare and Sue Williamson.

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Newark's Downtown/Arts District
General Information: (973) 596-6550
Admission and hours: 

Robert Pruitt Women
Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013

African American Heritage Museum:

With a permanent home in the heart of Southern New Jersey, and a traveling museum with access to over 3,00 historical and cultural artifacts, the museum offers a unique opportunity to open a window to the mindset of successive generations of African Americans a provides and understanding to its cultural evolution. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 10:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. by appointment only.

The African American Heritage Museum 
of Southern New Jersey 
661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, NJ 08346

Robert Pruitt Women
Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013

Soul & Spirit: Two Hundred Years 
of Art from the Hampton University Museum
Permanent Collection - On Going
Occupying four permanent galleries in the Museum's new gallery space, the Huntington Building, this exhibition chronicles the history of African American art and features works of art from the earliest African American painter whose work is extant (Joshua Johnson) to works by such contemporary artists as John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence. The Museum is the only institution in the nation to have such an exhibition on permanent display.

The museum is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 12 noon to 4 p.m.; closed on Sundays and major holidays. Admission is free. Call 757.727.5308 or log onto for info.

Hampton University Museum
130 East Tyler Street Hampton, VA 23669