Honoring the past.
Cultivating the future.

ALMA|LEWIS (A|L) is an experimental, contemporary art platform for critical thinking,
constructive dialogue, and creative expression dedicated to Black culture.

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Current Exhibition

Abdul Aziz: Reclaiming Echoes

Opening Reception:
April 6, 2023 6:00 - 8:00pm
Mar 30, 2023 - Jul 22, 2023
Artist Residency

Njena Surae Jarvis

Njena Surae Jarvis is a multimedia sculptor and performance artist, born in Washington, DC. She received her education from The Duke Ellington School of the Arts and graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Initially, Njena worked primarily with costume-based sculpture, creating large cut paper backdrops and other fabricated props to satirically illustrate old stereotypes. However, she later transitioned to using the body as a literal document of one’s inherited legacy, utilizing the casting of the body as a vehicle to deconstruct it into modules. Through this process, she hopes to engage in a larger conversation about identity and inherited legacies.

The Black Archive

The Black Archive (TBA) is a non-circulating collection of unique books, catalogs, ephemera, and research-based materials centering the Black experience.

Past Events

May 30 @ 5:30 pm

Artist-In-Residence Open House Studio with Njena Surae Jarvis

April 20 @ 6:00 pm

"Meditations from the Woodshed" lecture with Alma|Lewis Fellow, Tyler Shine


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