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Fire on the Beach, 2019. © Dana Scruggs. Image courtesy of Aperture, New York, 2019

Fire on the Beach, 2019. Dana Scruggs. Image courtesy of Aperture, New York, 2019. © Dana Scruggs

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion Member and Public Opening Party

Friday, May 6, 2022, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

About The Event

Get a first look and free admission to the major summer exhibition The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion. This event is FREE for members and includes a complimentary drink ticket; $10 for the public or additional guest tickets. Tickets are required for entry.

VIP starts at 6:00 p.m. (includes hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres in Provenance Restaurant)

7:00 p.m. DJ Set 1 (DJ Fabrizio)
8:00 p.m. DJ Set 2 (Gumbo Dance Party)

Cash bar; small bites will also be available for purchase. This event is for guests 21 and over.

Creative fashion ensembles are encouraged.

HOST COMMITTEE (As of April 20, 2022)
Aimon Ali, Fashion Talks
Margarita Benitez, School of Fashion, Kent State University
Evelyn Burnett, ThirdSpace Action Lab
Sharlene Ramos Chesnes, CEO, InterChez Global Services Inc.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Executive Director, Massillon Museum
Nina Domingue
Dr. Tameka Ellington, Co-Curator, TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair
April Fleming, Co-Founder, LADDER
Amber N. Ford
Siarra Freeman
Deiahna Garner, Owner, Dionejinay Productions
Cindy Beasley Grant, Western Reserve (OH) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Archie Green, Hip-Hop Artist; Founder & Creative Director of Culture Junkie Edutainment, LLC
Joy King
Charron Leeper, Wardrobe Stylist, Owner and Designer at Perfect Pineapple
Mychal Lilly, Lenzwork Photography
Savanna McCarthy, Marketing & Advertising Account Executive, Marcus Thomas LLC
Sharon Milligan, Friends of African and African American Art
Stephanie Nunn, Designer/Artist, The Nadira Collection
Sarah J. Rogers, Director, Kent State University Museum
Dayja Smith
Zuggie Tate
Dr. Shenise Johnson Thomas, Cleveland Public Library
Ahryn Tolley, Buyer, Xhibition/NEXT
TRG Multimedia
Dr. Joseph L. Underwood, Co-Curator, TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair
Andrea Wedren, Director of Community Engagement, Xhibition
McKinley Wiley, Photographer, The Dark Room Company
Angelique Wong 

CMA membership is a gift to support making great art free to all. Your contribution demonstrates pride in one of Cleveland’s leading cultural institutions and continues to energize the arts community. Members at all levels enjoy many benefits and privileges, such as Cleveland Art magazine, discounts at the museum store, and early access to special exhibition tickets. For more information about CMA membership, and to become a member, click here.

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The exhibition is organized by Aperture, New York, and is curated by Antwaun Sargent.

The New Black Vanguard is made possible in part by Airbnb Magazine.

Major support is provided by PNC Bank. Generous support is provided by Donald F. and Anne T. Palmer.

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