Speed Art Museum Community Connections: “The Promise” Exhibition

The Promise, a Speed Art Museum Community Connections exhibition & PhotoVoice project, is now open for viewing through October 23rd. The project aims to more fully understand the lived experiences of the Black community in Louisville in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s killing through a series of art-making workshops and focus groups on the topics of personal experiences with gun violence. Specifically, how has gun violence impacted your community and how has the promise of a brighter future been held in the balance? The Promise seeks to build on the life and legacy of Breonna Taylor, and our institution’s promise that the exhibition would not be the end of our efforts to engage with the Black community to build trust, listen to their perspectives and desires, and offer programming reflective of their experiences. Drs. Lesley Harris and Emma Sterrett-Hong are working in collaboration with Toya Northington at the Speed Museum and UofL's School of Public Health on this project.

 To honor and celebrate the exhibition and project, a Community Day will be held on Sunday, September 25, 1 PM – 4 PM. Visit the exhibition and come out to enjoy the event that will include a robust resource fair, food trucks, music, yoga, meditation, panel discussions, and more. 

Learn more about The Promise exhibition