Lhola Amira: Facing the Future Opening Reception

Lhola Amira

Image of the artist Lhola Amira. Courtesy of SMAC Gallery, copyright Lhola Amira

Contemporary Support Council members and special guests are invited to the Lhola Amira: Facing the Future opening night preview, ceremony, and celebration.

Contemporary Support Council members and special guests are invited to the Lhola Amira: Facing the Future opening reception and ceremony on December 15, 2022. Welcome remarks will be given by Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO, and Natasha Becker, curator of African art, followed by a welcoming ceremony in Wilsey Court by the artist Lhola Amira.

Keeping the tradition of love and humility alive, Amira has invited nine guests from the African American and Indigenous Native American communities for this special welcoming ceremony. 

We encourage you to capture how the ceremony feels with your hearts, without the distraction of technology, eating, or drinking during the experience.  

About the exhibition

Lhola Amira: Facing the Future considers healing and restorative interventions as aesthetic strategies in response to today’s troubling times. Intensely grounded in Indigenous African spiritual traditions, Lhola Amira’s work addresses past and present wounds, offering gestures toward healing. Designed to be accessible to all, Amira’s art is in dialogue with ancestor sculptures in the African art collection that serve as conduits between the spirit and human world. 

Ticket info

This event is open to Contemporary Support Council members and special guests. Advance reservations are required and will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Contemporary Support Council members and special guests can RSVP by Thursday, December 1, 2022 to specialevents@famsf.org or 415.750.7648. 

To request accessibility accommodations, please reach out to specialevents@famsf.org by Monday, November 28.

Contact info

Special Events
specialevents@famsf.org

415.750.7648

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, with the generous support of Denise Littlefield Sobel.

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