Arts Wave partners with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to celebrate Black History Month. – WLWT Cincinnati

Visitors to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center were greeted today, by the sounds of jazz and treated to a day of art culture and history.Andre DuBois of Arts Wave said the Freedom Center was the perfect location to recognize the art of the Queen City.What better place than the Freedom Center during Black History Month to celebrate all the diverse arts that we have in our city. Dubois said.Docents guided tours, sharing lessons of the past and perhaps inspiring visions of a more perfect future.The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Arts Wave's community partner, offered free admission to the public, including its brand-new exhibition, "Motel X," a multimedia interactive experienced designed by Cincinnati artist Christine Shrum.Katie Branell of The National Underground Freedom Center describes Arts Wave's kickoff as a perfect compliment to the Freedom Centers mission.We are able to talk about Black History Month and tell people why we are here, the underground railroad, and feature our special exhibit Motel X which is an interactive multimedia exhibit on human trafficking.Arts Waves partnered with the museum as part of Lifting as We Climb in commemoration of Black History Month. Watching the reaction of patrons, DuBois said he is encouraged by the agencys mission. In this particularly event, I just love the interaction we have with different African-American artists. I think it is so important, because art is always a reflection of life.For many in the tri-state and even around the world, this Freedom Center has served throughout its 15 years as a beacon to talk about the social crises of humanity. Organizers say with Arts Wave, the internationally renowned research center serves as a bridgeWe want to be the premier institution that talks about what we call inclusive freedom. So we want to teach people about this history and then encourage them to become active on fighting against injustices today.Branell said. Arts Wave raises more than $12 million annually to support the fine arts in the Cincinnati region.

Visitors to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center were greeted today, by the sounds of jazz and treated to a day of art culture and history.

Andre DuBois of Arts Wave said the Freedom Center was the perfect location to recognize the art of the Queen City.

What better place than the Freedom Center during Black History Month to celebrate all the diverse arts that we have in our city. Dubois said.

Docents guided tours, sharing lessons of the past and perhaps inspiring visions of a more perfect future.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Arts Wave's community partner, offered free admission to the public, including its brand-new exhibition, "Motel X," a multimedia interactive experienced designed by Cincinnati artist Christine Shrum.

Katie Branell of The National Underground Freedom Center describes Arts Wave's kickoff as a perfect compliment to the Freedom Centers mission.

We are able to talk about Black History Month and tell people why we are here, the underground railroad, and feature our special exhibit Motel X which is an interactive multimedia exhibit on human trafficking.

Arts Waves partnered with the museum as part of Lifting as We Climb in commemoration of Black History Month. Watching the reaction of patrons, DuBois said he is encouraged by the agencys mission.

In this particularly event, I just love the interaction we have with different African-American artists. I think it is so important, because art is always a reflection of life.

For many in the tri-state and even around the world, this Freedom Center has served throughout its 15 years as a beacon to talk about the social crises of humanity. Organizers say with Arts Wave, the internationally renowned research center serves as a bridge

We want to be the premier institution that talks about what we call inclusive freedom. So we want to teach people about this history and then encourage them to become active on fighting against injustices today.Branell said.

Arts Wave raises more than $12 million annually to support the fine arts in the Cincinnati region.

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Arts Wave partners with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to celebrate Black History Month. - WLWT Cincinnati

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