IMAGE: Whale Rider, 2002.

Whale Rider: Green Screen Film Series

In Whale Rider, a Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people.

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IMAGE: Alva Rogers as Eula Peazant (right), Trula Hoosier as Trula (center), and Barbara-O as Yellow Mary Peazant in Daughters of the Dust, directed by Julie Dash. Photograph courtesy of Cohen Film Collection.

Daughters of the Dust: Green Screen Film Series

At the dawn of the twentieth century, a multigenerational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina—former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions—struggle to maintain their heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland. This acclaimed film was the first wide release by a black female filmmaker.

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First Fridays Art Walk

Downtown Austin’s independent art spaces are teaming up to bring you First Friday Art Walk, a special night designed to celebrate the Austin arts community! Enjoy extended hours, special performances, live music, art giveaways, and drinks and bites at some of Austin’s up-and-coming downtown art venues.

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IMAGE: Seen & Unseen: A Sunday Afternoon in Clarksville.

Clarksville Walking Tour

In connection with the photography exhibition Seen & Unseen: A Sunday Afternoon in Clarksville, at UT-Austin’s Art Galleries in Black Studies, this tour will explore Clarksville, a westside community founded in 1871 as a freedom settlement.

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IMAGE: Rendering of Laguna Gloria Master Plan Phase I, 2017. Courtesy Reed Hilderbrand.

Groundbreaking Celebration: Phase I of the Laguna Gloria Master Plan

Please join us to celebrate the groundbreaking of Phase I of the Laguna Gloria Master Plan. With new visitor amenities and a transformed visitor experience, Phase I will shape Laguna Gloria into an extraordinary space to discover works of art framed by the vibrant natural landscape.

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