The Norton Museum of Art will premiere the next iteration of its beloved “Art After Dark” series on Friday, July 17, at 5 p.m. The Friday evening event migrated to the virtual sphere in April as the museum launched its Norton From Home initiative to keep patrons connected to the Norton’s programs from home. Despite having a new home, the monthly series has continued to highlight and support Floridian musicians and artists through what has proven to be a challenging time for the arts.
This month’s “Art After Dark” virtual event will reflect on the experiences of Black Americans through performance, film, and artwork. Like previous months, the July series will feature a concert, an “Artist at Home,” a Collection Insight, and a selected film favorite.
This month’s virtual concert will be headlined by Marnino Toussaint, a South-Florida based singer, rapper, and songwriter, whose eclectic style seamlessly fuses hip hop, R&B, and
spoken word poetry. In a profound rendition of “Artist at Home,” Mr. E, also known as DopexGold, will discuss his pioneering work as the founder of Youth Concept Gallery, a community-based art collective dedicated to assisting at-risk youth in South Florida to develop artistic and leadership skills. The Norton’s Teen Advisory Squad (TASQ), the museum’s group of young consulting creatives, will host this month’s Collection Insight and will discuss works by Romare Bearden and Henry Bannarn in the Norton’s collection. July’s curated film will be selected by the Norton’s own Wesnide Edouard.