This projected installation is an eight-part poem by Boston poet laureate Porsha Olayiwola that explores the Black identity as it relates to light – using an afro-futurist lens to explore Black people as light, Black collective trauma as lightness, and the Black experience as a vehicle. Seeking to uncover, and recover magic and joy via the current black diaspora, all are invited to share their own poetry inspired by this work at #blackaslight


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Location:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

On view December 9-18, 4 pm- 7 pm
No preregistration required
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