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Colonia's Independent Club Sponsors Barron Art Center Exhibit

The history of African Americans will be spotlighted in a February exhibit

The Barron Arts Center is pleased to present African Americans—“Who We Are, Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going” - a historical exhibit curated and arranged by the Independent Club of Colonia. The exhibit will be on view at the Barron Arts Center from February 16 through February 26.

A reception for the show, featuring light refreshments, will be held on Wednesday, February 20 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

The exhibition will provide an in-depth look at the African American experience during the “Great Migration,” a significant 20th century event wherein millions of African Americans moved out of the rural American South to a new life in the North and Western United States.

The Independent Club of Colonia, which is curating the exhibit, has been around since 1949. A non-profit organization dedicated to serving Colonia and the local surrounding area, their mission is to encourage positive, personal & professional growth while developing leaders & role models within the diverse community. 

The show will also honor notable African American scholars of the time, as well as present contemporary responses.

Gallery hours for the exhibit are Monday through Friday from 11 am to 4 pm, and weekends from 2 pm to 4 pm.

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