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There is Black Art in the Future in the News

We're nearing the launch of our "There is Black Art in the Future" exhibit, and people are already talking about the exhibit across Pittsburgh.


On June 16, 2021 Pittsburgh Magazine published the article "“There Is Black Art in the Future” Exhibition Opens on Juneteenth"

"Powerful images from Black women artists will adorn the windows of the Pitt Building Downtown as part of an exhibition through the International Free Expression Project..."


On June 15, 2021 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published the article "‘As important as the Fourth of July’: Pittsburgh-area curator discusses Juneteenth art exhibit, significance of holiday."

"Juneteenth — the holiday celebrated June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States — is a day worthy of recognition worldwide, says local artist Juliandra Jones..."


On July 6, 2021 Pittsburgh Downtown Partnerships posted " “There is Black Art in the Future” Exhibit On Display on Smithfield Street" on their The Downtown Blog.

“ 'There is Black Art in the Future,' a new installation from The International Free Expression Project currently on display around Downtown, rejects that reality by providing a public space to amplify their voices."


On July 9, 2021 WTAE Pittsburgh's Action News interviewed our exhibit curator, Juliandra Jones, in their segment called "CommUNITY Champion: Juliandra Jones."

"It's important to highlight Black artists, especially Black women in the city of Pittsburgh, because we need support."


We're on several event pages across the internet as well, including the Post-Gazette's, Burgh Vivant, Artsburgh, PUMP PGH and Pittsburgh Current.


Want to check it out? As it is public art, you can come by anytime and experience the art exhibited. The artists featured include Ashante Josey, Corrine Jasmin, Jameelah Platt, Janel Young, Juliandra Jones, Morgan Overton and Sasha Igwe.


The exhibit is in the windows of the Pitt Building at 21 and 23 Smithfield Street opening on Juneteenth!


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