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MD – The Necessity of Tomorrow


The Baltimore Museum of Art presents their new series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), with Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award winner, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of Marvel Comic’s Black Panther series, bringing him back to his hometown of Baltimore for a conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford on Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 PM. They’ll explore how the resurgence of Black Panther in film and in print, which envisions alternative futures and new possibilities unapologetically rooted in black culture and technology, relates to the current cultural moment.

Stay for:

*Live music with Ancestral Duo & DJ Trillnatured w/ MC Kotic Couture curated by The Crown
*Cash bars curated by The Crown
*Light fare by Blacksauce Kitchen
*A comic book reading room with Atomic Books
*Voter registration with Black Girls Vote
*New words for a new future activity with Professor Christine Mallinson, UMBC
*Future Artifacts art activity Pierre Bennu
*”Space Is The Place” film screening
*Conversation with Bashi Rose on Black Radicalism inside Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning

Doors open at 6pm, and the conversation begins at 7pm. First come, first seated.

Seating in the BMA’s Meyerhoff Auditorium is limited. Overflow viewing via live stream will be available throughout the museum. This event is free and open to the public.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s)—a three part series of artist conversations —borrows its title from the Samuel Delany essay of the same name, which argues for the role of creative speculation in making a more just future. By bringing visionary artists and thinkers to Baltimore to consider key ideas about race and visual culture, the BMA provides a platform for participants and audiences to think differently about questions which affect us all.

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Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218
(443) 573-1700