Black History at the de Young: The Visions Series
Join us for a five-month celebration of the arts of African peoples and their descendents. This series is co-organized with art historian and independent consultant Nashormeh Lindo.
Live Jazz: Richard Howell and Sudden Changes
The de Young is proud to present an enriching music event immersed in positive messages, spiritual energy, and love. This soulful lineup of musicians pays tribute to those who paved the way for the jazz art form and perform their music in a way that is accessible to all who appreciate beautiful and resonant music. The sound that Richard Howell refers to as “bridge music” celebrates diversity as it unites and merges the experiences of all listeners. Its undeniable groove is guaranteed to make your body move, and its style will make you smile. Enjoy the acoustics that the Koret Auditorium has to offer. Featuring: Mark Williams, bass; Fredrick Harris, piano; Danny Armstrong, trombone; Elé Howell, drums; Pasha Howell, vocals; Richard Howell, saxophones, vocals, and percussion.
About the Visions Series
The Visions Series began as a film program at the de Young last winter celebrating the significant contributions that the peoples of African descent have made and continue to make in art and culture. This year we have expanded this idea, and for the next five months, we will continue to celebrate and explore various aspects of Black cultural expression. Many collection objects at the de Young inspire this series: the collection of traditional African art; and the works of various African and African American artists, including Joshua Johnson, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Claude Clarke, Robert Colescott, Mildred Howard, Oliver Jackson, El Anatsui, Raymond Saunders, Richard Mayhew, and Walter Hood.
Visual and performing artists from the Bay Area community will participate in the celebration with live music, spoken word, films, and artist-led conversations. Tours and lectures of related art at the de Young also will be included.
Visions Series programs take place in the Koret Auditorium at the de Young, on Sunday afternoons and Friday evenings. Upcoming:
Sunday, March 9, 2–4 pm: Sculptor and conceptual artist Mildred Howard
Friday, April 4, 7–8:30 pm: Musician Keenan Weber
Friday, May 9, 7–8:30 pm: Spoken-word artists devorah major and Kim Shuck
Friday, June 20, 6:30–8:30 pm: Musician and educator John Santos