FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeremy Dennis – Curator
Southampton African American Museum Presents:
SAAM – 245 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968
Free Public Reception: Saturday, May 21st, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm with refreshments. Poet Adriana Devers will also lead a poetry reading at 5:30 pm.
Southampton, NY – SAAM is pleased to present a group exhibition of works by artists Lion Ayodele, Ruby Bianchi, Jeremy Dennis, Nati Dred, Brianna Hernández, Candace Hill-Montgomery, Tomashi Jackson, Sekou Luke, David Bunn Martine, Denise Silva-Dennis, Gloria Smith, Lyle Smith, Tohanash Tarrant along with an opening reception poetry reading by Adriana Devers.
The exhibit will run from May 22nd to July 3rd, 2022, with an opening reception Saturday, May 21st, from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
BIPOC EXPERIENCE is themed around the expression of hair and the fact that the Southampton African American Museum was an African American barbershop and gathering place.
The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) began in 2005 under The East End African American Museum and Center for Excellence. It has functioned as a virtual museum—hosting events and exhibits in public spaces throughout Southampton Village—most notably the Annual Southampton African American Film Festival.
The NEW home for SAAM is located at 245 North Sea Road in Southampton, NY. Affectionally called “The Barbershop,” the building was a local gathering place for area African Americans from the 1940s until its closing. In 2010, the Village Historic Preservation Board designated it the first African American historic landmark in the Village of Southampton.
Museum tour and Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm by appointment.
Book a tour: Go to www.saamuseum.org
Private Group Tours call 631-353-3299
For additional information or an appointment with the curator, please contact Jeremy Dennis at 631.566.0486
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