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The BIPOC Initiative – Inaugural Exhibitions
October 23rd marks the opening date for two new solo exhibitions under the umbrella of the Freeport Art Museum’s Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Initiative. The BIPOC Initiative aims to encourage artists and patrons of color to view the Freeport Art Museum (FAM) as a welcoming venue for artists of color to exhibit their work and seeks to develop an improved relationship with the broader BIPOC community so that a more socially inclusive and diverse audience feels at home and embraces it as their museum.
Click here to attend the 5:30 pm reception on October 23
The inaugural BIPOC artist to show this year is Patrick Earl Hammie, professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign. Hammie selected the second artist, Milwaukee-based Tyanna J. Buie, to show concurrently in an adjacent gallery. Each artist is creating new work to install in FAM’s main galleries in October of this year. Buie will select the artist for the following year, establishing the succession of artists for the series. 

Over next five years two solo shows per year will be awarded to artists of color selected by artists of color. This systemic change aims to help center Native American personhood, address anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy, and advance racial justice.
Exhibition Dates: October 23rd, 2021 – February 12th, 2022
Tue. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM 
Sat. 12 PM – 5 PM