kentuck art center's 2021 exhibition season:

the mystic cords of memory

The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as they surely will be, by the better angels of our nature.

-Abraham Lincoln

Kentuck Art Center’s 2021 exhibitions focus on memory—how we remember the past, how we are influenced by our personal memories, society’s collective memory, and how we shape our own narrative and legacy.

what's on view?

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Looking at Art
 teer gallery 
a community arts exhibition space
curated by neel alexander

Primary Scholar: Dr. Robin M. Boylorn

kentuck's 2021 exhibition season

Dr. Robin M. Boylorn ​is Professor of Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication at the University of Alabama where she teaches and writes about issues of social identity and diversity, focusing primarily on the lived experience(s) of black women in the south. She is a scholar/activist, writer, speaker, autoethnographer and critical thinker who is committed to a life and work (life's work) that prioritizes social justice, is rooted in love, self-care, and accountability, and is housed with honesty and humility. She is the author of Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience, co-writer and co-editor of The Crunk Feminist Collection, and co-editor of Critical Autoethnography: Intersecting Cultural Identities in Everyday Life.


She has written public intellectual and culturally critical articles in venues including Slate and The Guardian, and her award-winning commentary, Crunk Culture (Alabama Public Radio) chronicles creative and sometimes cursory perspectives and responses to popular culture and representations of identity.


She is also a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective, who recently launched a substack called The Remix, and the Editor-Elect of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.


More information about Dr. Robin M. Boylorn is located here:

On June 10 at 7:00pm CST,  Dr. Robin Boylorn will be joining five Black scholar-artists for Alabama | Black, a panel which aims to continue the conversation on art produced in/by/because of the Black South. 


art nights

Art Night is our monthly, FREE event that serves as the opening receptions for our exhibitions. Join us for live music, extended Gallery Shop hours, and more!


First Thursday each month, 5-8pm

Next Art Night: December 2, 2021

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Kentuck's exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alabama Humanities Alliance.

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