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Gem Hale, Brick Maker, 2023. Digital photograph. Courtesy the artist. 

Public Opening

THIS WAY: A Houston Group Show

December 7, 2023 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Visit the Museum for a public celebration of the exhibition, THIS WAY: A Houston Group Show including a performance by the immersive, multidisciplinary music project, Hasaan Olu.

THIS WAY: A Houston Group Show showcases new work from 12 Black artists who are invited to examine innovative ways of participating in the storytelling of their legacy and heritage of Houston Freedmen’s Town. Each artist in THIS WAY: A Houston Group Show has demonstrated unique approaches that have inspired the momentum of Houston’s Black art community since 2020, distinctly connecting Black millennials and Gen Z artists and audiences. The artists will center their work around the histories and present realities of the historic Houston Freedmen’s Town. 

THIS WAY: A Houston Group Show showcases new work from Imhotep Blot by way of Amaechina Blot and Studio KER led by Michael Bennett; Colby Deal, Nahtan (Nate Edwards), Dom Elam, Amarie Gipson, Priscilla T. Graham, Gem Hale, Charonda Johnson, Berlin, Jaylen Pigford, Irene Antonia Diane Reece, and Jason Woods. 

THIS WAY: A Houston Group Show is curated by Mich Stevenson, Project Manager – Partnerships, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Houston Freedmen’s Town Conservancy.

Complimentary beer provided by Stella Artois. Food will be available for purchase by Gumbo King.