Artspace 304 offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, and other special events and programming for everyone in our community. Our calendar is updated often, so stay tuned for more information about art and culture in Southern Illinois!
10 JUNE – 22 JULYNajjar Abdul-Musawwir: Deep Roots, From Africa to America
On view at Artspace 304 from June 10-July 22 is Deep Roots: From Africa to America, by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir. The exhibition revolves around the banjo as an object symbolizing Africa’s presence in America. For Abdul-Musawwir, a Professor of Fine Arts, the idea of valuing the banjo as an artifact of historic importance in present culture arose in discussions with students while teaching the African-American Art History course at SIUC. The sculptural works in Deep Roots: From Africa to America celebrate the banjo as one of Africa’s major contributions to American culture and music. The exhibition will have a closing reception on Friday, July 22 from 5-7 pm.