Ruth J. Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
The Heimark Artist in Residence program brings to campus musicians, poets, visual artists, and performers whose work grapples with the legacies of slavery on our world today.
This project, The Imagined New, is an interdisciplinary platform for critical exchange and research around African and African Diasporic art practices, as they relate to questions of history, archive and an alternative imagination(s) of Black aesthetic and curatorial practices. A collaboration between CSSJ and the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD), University of Johannesburg.
Visit us in our renovated 19th century house, which includes a gallery exhibition space, the stunning glass wall art piece Rising to Freedom, and a Symbolic Slave Garden.