BLM RVA 2021
The fourth version of the Richmond Virginia Black Lives Matter Art Show is all-virtual in 2021 and the Cabell Screen is showing select works from this significant community exhibit. University Public Affairs article about the project
BLM RVA ART 2021 includes more than 130 works from some 80 artists. The mission of the show is to gather the community together to combat institutional racism, to champion racial justice, to promote spaces for the black imagination and to celebrate black joy. The artwork is displayed in six online galleries: Injustice in America, The Black Pastoral, Inspiration and Aspiration, Identity, InMemoriam, and Black Lives Matter – Uncategorized. There is also an Emerging Voices category for artists under age 18.
Guest curators, Emily Smith and Francis Thompson, have selected a work from each of the six themes that most exemplify the spirit of that category. Those works the cover images for each online galleries.
The art show has more than a dozen partner galleries and corporate sponsors.