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“We are Women: Jean Cornell Wheat and Elizabeth Salaam paired with “Beautiful, Brilliant & Brave: A Celebration of Black Women


March 18
April 18


With panels celebrating local women and artwork delving into personal narratives of displacement and connection, this dual-themed exhibit shines a light on Black women’s experiences in America. Artwork by Jean Cornwell Wheat and Elizabeth Salaam is paired with 2014’s “Beautiful, Brilliant and Brave: a Celebration of Black Women” curated by Starla Lewis and Aisha Hollins for the Women’s Museum of California. Presented by the Mesa College Art Gallery in honor of Women’s History Month this exhibition will be on display from March 18 – April 18, 2024. There will also be additional programming including story telling, music and workshops. The exhibit “Beautiful, Brilliant and Brave” consists of biographical panels recognizing the contributions of twenty female Black leaders with connections to the San Diego region. San Diego Mesa College president Ashanti Hands and retired San Diego Community College chancellor Dr. Constance Carroll are honored in this iteration and included with several notable artists, educators and community activists.

Reception on Thursday, March 21 from 4 – 7 p.m. featuring a special musical performance by Mariea Antoinette.
– An artist talk is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 5 – 7 pm. The gallery is closed for Spring Break: March 25 – 29.

Gallery Hours: M, T, W, TH 12 – 5 p.m. (Or by appointment.) Closed Fridays, Weekends & Holidays. For additional information, please visit: https://www.sdmesa.edu/art-gallery or call (619) 388-2829.

March 18 – April 18, 2024
FREE and OPEN to the public

Reception: Thursday, March 21, 4 – 7 pm
Musical performance by Mariea Antoinette
FREE parking in Lot # 1, in STAFF parking ONLY.