My husband and I visited the Riffing on the Real: Afro-Futurism in the Arts Exhibit at the Tubman African-American Museum in Macon, Georgia. It was an easy drive from metro Atlanta to Macon. The exhibit was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The subject of Afro-futurism encompassed various motifs like sci fi, fantasy, futurism, comics as well as other art and artifacts from African masks to contemporary or visionary art. It was a true sci fi experience.
I really enjoyed the blown up images of the Fantastic Four comic with the Black Panther from the 1960s. It was awesome. My hubby enjoyed “Brotherman Dictator of Discipline.” Hilarious! If you’re in the Macon area, stop by and check it out. The exhibit runs from July 22nd-October 8th. There will also be a reception with the artists on Thursday evening July 28th from 6pm-8pm.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the exhibits at the Tubman African-American Museum we loved the historical artifacts from African-Americans in Macon as well as beautiful artwork from Georgia artists. We’ll be visiting the museum again. I’d like to do more research on Harriet Tubman, I’ve been feeling a steampunk story inside my mind. If you’ve seen the exhibit, please let me know, I’d love to discuss it.