A Different Sort of 40 Hours Guest Blog by Filomena Jack

A 540Monthly Membership ensures that 540WMain is able to create and curate low cost/high impact educational content and programming rooted in antiracism, arts/culture & humanities, and wellness.  If you love 540WMain consider becoming a 540Monthly Member today. Help 540WMain reach its goal of 100 monthly members. Click here A Different Sort of 40 Hours I’veContinue reading “A Different Sort of 40 Hours Guest Blog by Filomena Jack”

Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Collins | August 5

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Sunday August 5 // 4-6 PM Opening Art Reception for the August featured artist Jill Anne The art reception is open to all and has a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds support 540WMain Learning Academy community programming $5 entry // open to all // noContinue reading “Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Collins | August 5”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Ann Lowe (16)

We are pleased to spotlight Ann Lowe in day sixteen of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Ann Lowe is the the first notable Black American Designer. Lowe learned her craft in her family’s custom dress shop in Alabama and then moved to Florida in 1916, where sheContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Ann Lowe (16)”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald(13)

We are pleased to spotlight Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald in day thirteen of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald — are the first black painters to receive a presidential portrait commission from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Amy Sherald was born inContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald(13)”

Why Black History Month is Necessary & Vital

“In an ideal world, Black History Month wouldn’t be necessary. But we don’t live in one.” With stories of racial profiling still making national headlines, Haiti being referred to as a “shithole” country by the the nation’s current sitting president, and Africa being oft referred to as a country (it’s a continent); it’s painfully obviousContinue reading “Why Black History Month is Necessary & Vital”