Exhibition Events

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

There are no current or future events for this exhibition.

Past Events

Kwame Brathwaite, Sikolo Brathwaite wearing a headpiece designed by Carolee Prince, African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS), Harlem, ca. 1968; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)

Conversation with Kwame Brathwaite Jr. and Dr. Kenneth Montague

  • Wed, Jan 12 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM

Please join the DIA for this livestream event with Kwame Samori Brathwaite Jr, son of photographer Kwame Brathwaite and Dr. Kenneth Montague.

The poet Mahogany Jones squats on top of a graffitied structure in a black mesh shirt and oversized jeans with her arms crossed in between her legs.

Black Is Beautiful: A Poetry Performance & Workshop

  • Thu, Jan 6 , 2022
  • 5:30 PM

Please join us as six renowned poets from Inside Out Literary Arts turn image into performance with poetry inspired by the exhibition Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite.

Close-up black and white photo of Abbey Lincoln in 1966 showing her singing into a microphone with a small, round afro and dangling triangular earrings.

Friday Night Live! We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite

  • Fri, Dec 3 , 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

This performance will be presented live in the Detroit Film Theatre.

A black and white image of a group of African American people at a barbershop while one man works on the hair of another.

No Lye: An American Beauty Story

  • Oct 18, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

No Lye: An American Beauty Story details the impact of popular culture on ethnic beauty standards in America.