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Opening Reception for “What were you meant for?”

Crosstown Arts presents an Opening Reception for “What were you meant for?” by Kevin Brooks in the Galleries at Crosstown Arts.

The Galleries at Crosstown Arts, East Atrium
Friday, February 9, 2024
Time: 6-8 pm
Tickets: Free and open to the public

What were you meant for? is an art exhibition that delves deep into the world of film to uncover the seldom-seen layers of Black male identity. It navigates a tapestry of scenes that bring to the forefront the poignant battles between vulnerability and societal expectations, challenging the confining boxes of toxic masculinity. Through curated cinematic moments, the exhibition forces viewers to confront their own biases and question ingrained beliefs about strength, resilience, and emotional depth.

Kevin Brooks, an award-winning filmmaker from Memphis, Tennessee, is dedicated to telling powerful stories about the human experience. Kevin has directed films that capture the essence of the Black experience, earning him the prestigious Memphis Film Prize Award in 2018 and 2019. He works to unapologetically shape narratives that celebrate and illuminate the rich tapestry of the Black experience.

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Feb 09 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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