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PSA: Africville, a spirit that lives on – A reflection project opens August 17


In 1989, MSVU Art Gallery, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, and the Africville Genealogical Society collaborated on the exhibition Africville: A Spirit That Lives On. The exhibition, catalogue, and symposium celebrated the legacy and spirit of Africville and set the benchmark for collaborative, community driven exhibitions. Today, on the 30th anniversary of the exhibition, the collaborators have reunited and are joined by the Africville Museum, to create a project looking back at the original exhibition and take the opportunity to reflect on what has happened since.

OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday, August 17 at 2pm

Please join MSVU Art Gallery, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, the Africville Genealogy Society, and the Africville Museum for a relaxed reception with refreshments. ASL interpretation is available by request for all public programs – please email for more information.

Please refer to in the coming weeks for details on forthcoming programming.  

MSVU Art Gallery is committed to accessible practices and offers interpretive services such as:
  – Audio guide with supplementary information and verbal description of select works
  – Gallery Attendants available for tours and verbal description
  – American Sign Language interpretation of exhibition description
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