ALMA | LEWIS (A | L) is an experimental contemporary art platform for critical thinking, constructive dialogue, and creative expression dedicated to Black culture.
A | L fulfills this mission by:
- creating supportive residencies in the A | L art space that encourage the rigorous artistic practice of visual and literary artists.
- curating world-class exhibitions to present exciting, provocative work from emerging and mid-career artists.
- providing access to the Black Archive — a research and reading space for art historians, scholars, writers, and artists that features rare and non-circulating books, publications, and artifacts of Black history, culture, and art.
ALMA | LEWIS is a space for rigorous artists to build sustainable art practices and share their work with a wider audience in ways that are transformative for artist and audience both. A | L is a microscope for thought-provoking examination of the intersection where art and equity meet. A | L is a conservator of Black history and culture. A | L is a home and a hub within the broader eco-system of the arts community.
Abdul Aziz, Reclaiming Echoes: A Reflection of African Culture and Legacy. Photograph by Catherine Acevedo, Courtesy of ALMA | LEWIS