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Please join the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and several experts to document, celebrate, and honor the incredible legacy of the Miami Black Arts Workshop (MBAW), a Black artistic collective active in West Coconut Grove, from 1969-1985. In conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove, this conversation brings four active MBAW artists, Kabuya Pamela Bowens-Saffo, Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, and Robert McKnight, to share their stories of artmaking, research, resilience, and community engagement. FIU professor M. Alexandra Cornelius, Ph.D., will moderate the conversation.

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Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Image caption: Pamela Kabuya Bowens-Saffo, After Hours My Magic Pours Secret Libations [detail]Gouache on arches paper, 1987/88, Courtesy of the artist