Date(s) - February 23, 2022
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts


February 23, 2022, in partnership with the Black/African-American Cultural Center and ACT Human Rights Film Festival 

Tours (sign-up required) and Reception at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts,  4–6pm:

Join Black/African American Cultural Center, ACT Human Rights Film Festival, and Gregory Allicar Museum of Art for an art exhibition reception on February 23, 2022 from 4–6pm at the museum. Dr. Lynn Boland curated a new exhibition of Black artists and will offer guided tours for those who sign up (link here). Light refreshments will be served. Masks required. Free & open to all.

Film Screening and Discussion, Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 6pm:

Following the art exhibition, join for an exclusive screening of Sam Pollard’s BLACK ART: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT on 02/23/22 in the Griffin Concert Hall of the University Center for the Arts. Many of the artists on display at Gregory Allicar Museum of Art are interviewed or discussed in the film. Masks required. Free & open to all. More info:

Black Art: In the Absence of Light (2021) description:Inspired by the late David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” the documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light offers an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today. Directed by Sam Pollard, the film shines a light on the extraordinary impact of Driskell’s exhibit on generations of Black artists who have staked a claim on their rightful place within the 21st-Century art world. Interweaving insights and context from scholars and historians, along with interviews from a new generation of working African American curators, the documentary is a look at the contributions of Black American artists in today’s contemporary art world.

Support has been generously provided City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, by the FUNd Endowment at CSU, and with additional support from Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.