Join Montclair Art Museum for a celebration and investigation of African American Art from the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Featuring segments of the film Colored Frames (2007), moderator Halima Taha will facilitate a conversation with artists Curlee Raven Holton, Robin Holder, and Adger Cowans about their careers, the rich history of art, and the direction they see for the future.

A look back at the last 50 years in African American art, Colored Frames is an unflinching exploration of influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists. Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, it is a naked and truthful look at often ignored artists and their progeny. Featuring: Benny Andrews, Gustave Blache III, Nanette Carter, Ed Clark, Adger Cowans, Francks Deceus, Gordon James, Wangechi Mutu, Howardena Pindell, Dianne Smith, Ann Tanksley, TAFA, and others.

To view the entire film: Watch Colored Frames in its entirety before the program. View with your friends and family at no charge on YouTube.

February 18, 2021, 6 – 8 p.m.

Register here.

Sponsored by MAM’s African American Cultural Committee (AACC). For more information on joining the AACC, please contact