From photography by Kwame Brathwaite at the Blanton Museum of Art to Denver’s seventh annual SeriesFest, our top five arts and culture picks for the next five days.
Blanton Museum of Art / Austin
June 27–September 19, 2021
In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used photography to popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” This exhibition—the first-ever dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career—tells the story of a key figure of the second Harlem Renaissance.
SeriesFest / Denver
June 24–July 11, 2021
SeriesFest champions episodic storytelling through their annual festival. This year’s festival is being held virtually and offers various panels, workshops, premieres, and their Season 7 selections, including independent pilots, digital short series, pilots in progress, and more. Tickets are available for the entire festival or per screening.
Rule Gallery / Denver
July 1–August 7, 2021
A solo exhibition featuring work by Margaret Neumann, who was featured in our recent issue, Bodies//Boundaries. Neumann has long been considered a core member of Colorado’s contemporary art scene, beginning with her emergence from the Boulder Amory Group in the late 1960s.
Vital Spaces / Santa Fe
Friday, July 2, 6-8 pm
Join Vital Spaces to celebrate the opening of Intersections, a city-wide group art exhibition that takes place in public spaces across Santa Fe and on an interactive website. Intersections is designed to highlight multiple points of connection—the intersections—among a wide range of artworks and a diverse group of artists.
Lisa Sette Gallery / Phoenix
June 5–September 25, 2021
In the works of Merryn Omotayo Alaka, Sam Fresquez, and Angela Ellsworth, the fearless endeavors of identity give rise to complex and transcendent expressions of place, self, and culture. The artists create immersive spaces that reference rituals of self-expression and public representation.