Contemporary African-American Art and Artists

Course Dates: 
4 weeks: March 30, April 6, 13, 27, 2018 (No class April 20)
Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon
Kristi McMillan
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

Through slides, videos, instructor overviews and assigned readings, we will discover African-American artists working today and explore themes treated in their work. In this discussion-based course, participants will actively participate in frank, sensitive and sometimes uncomfortable dialogues that will lead to deeper understanding of the artists’ experiences and those of their own. As American artist Alex Grey said: “When artists give form to revelation, their art can advance, deepen and potentially transform the consciousness of their community.”

Kristi McMillan ( is the adult programs manager at the Asheville Art Museum. She coordinates book discussions, classes and workshops, gallery talks, films, lectures, performances, trips and more for college students through senior adults. She also directs the museum’s internship program and trains volunteer gallery teachers.