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All ages are invited to celebrate the reopening of Crystal Bridges’ permanent galleries and the temporary exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art In the Age of Black Power! Join us for an action-packed experience that brings the galleries to life with theater, poetry, and games. Kicking off the night are popular Memphis dancers in hip-hop and jookin, G-NERD and Dra’em. Come to the world premiere of Philadelphia’s popular composer and DJ King Britt, who reveals a three-part sonic experience inspired by the Soul of a Nation exhibition.
Britt’s program includes Peace of the Soul—a sound meditation in the Great Hall from 6:30-8 pm that utilizes historic black speeches as mantras, creating a form of radical self-care. Love of Ra—a dedication to AfroFuturist hero Sun Ra from 8 to 9 p.m. mixing Ra’s recordings with electronic visual performances by King Britt and collaborator Jason Senk. Joy of the Soul—a dance party celebration by King Britt from 9:30-11:30 pm.