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Simone Leigh: Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter

On Sunday, July 10, over one hundred black women artists gathered at the New Museum to form a collective force underground, known as Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWA for BLM). Simone Leigh, the New Museum’s current artist in residence, whose exhibition The Waiting Room is on view through September 18, convened this group in response to the continued inhumane institutionalized violence against black lives in the U.S.


The group will hold a free public event in solidarity with Black Lives Matter at the New Museum on September 1 from 4:30 to 8:30pm.


This evening will feature collectively organized healing workshops, performances, digital works, participatory exchanges, displays, and the distribution of materials throughout the New Museum Theater, Lobby, Fifth Floor, and Sky Room.


BWA for BLM focuses on the interdependence of care and action, invisibility and visibility, self-defense and self-determination, and desire and possibility in order to highlight and renounce pervasive conditions of racism.


September 1, 2016, 4:30 - 8:30pm

Theater, Lobby, Fifth Floor, Sky Room

New Museum of Contemporary Art

235 Bowery

New York, NY 10002


Space is limited, and admission to the event is free. RSVP here.


For a full schedule of programming for Simone Leigh's The Waiting Room, please visit the New Museum of Contemporary Art's website