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Google’s Black History & Culture Hub Features Two CAM Commissions

by Cincinnati Art Museum


Black History Month , Google Arts & Culture , Yesterday , today and tomorrow , Homage: What was , Is , To Come

February is Black History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing stories of contemporary Black artists through Google Arts & Culture’s Black History and Culture hub.

Partnering with hundreds of museums from around the world—including the Cincinnati Art Museum—Google Arts & Culture (GA&C) provides images and videos of artworks and cultural objects through its online platform, for free! Recently, GA&C invited CAM to submit stories to its Black History and Culture hub in recognition of Black History Month 2023.

CAM’s stories highlight two museum commissions from 2022: choreographer Countess V. Winfrey’s site-specific dance performance Homage: What was, Is, To Come and photographer Asa Featherstone IV’s photo archive Yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Black History and Culture hub brings both commissions to life through dynamic images and audio presentations.

“Black creativity has been—and will continue to be—essential for cultural preservation, historical survival, and the pursuit of mental, emotional, and spiritual freedom,” says Winfrey on the hub’s website. “It fuels our ingenuity and evolution.”

See and hear more about Winfrey’s and Featherstone’s ideas behind their CAM commissions in addition to other CAM stories celebrating Black History Month by visiting Google Arts & Culture.