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Artist Joseph Pearson. Image Cass Herrington, courtesy Blue Ridge Public Radio.

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*FULL* Black Lives Matter Murals: A Conversation – VIRTUAL

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free; registration required

Following the death of George Floyd on May 25, Black Lives Matter protests were organized around the world, including here in Asheville. When a curfew was enacted, businesses like Blue Ridge Public Radio boarded up their street-facing windows and used the opportunity to partner with local artists to voice their support of the movement. Many of these murals have remained around Asheville as visual reminders of this ongoing struggle. Join us for a conversation between David Feingold, general manager and CEO of Blue Ridge Public Radio, and local artist Joseph Pearson, creator of the mural outside BPR, as they discuss their collaboration, Pearson’s choice in subject matter, and his greater body of work.

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Museum Members: You’re an important part of the Museum family. On selected Wednesdays at 12:30pm, we’re offering Members-only virtual content. Keep an eye out for a special Member newsletter every Monday, where we let you know what virtual program or activity we have planned for you next! Space is limited; Museum Members should click here to register online. For more information, email Kristen Boddy, membership & Museum events manager, or call 828.253.3227 x117.

Generous support for this program is provided by Art Bridges.

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