The Stories and Storytellers of Blacklandia’s These Black Bodies Are … at RAM

Please join Inlandia Institute and Blacklandia at Riverside Art Museum for an immersive, one-of-kind literary and visual treat.

On Saturday, November 11, from 3:00-4:30 PM, the storytellers of the Blacklandia anthology These Black Bodies Are … will read their work in a gallery at RAM surrounded by the art of internationally-acclaimed artist Charles Bibbs, whose painting, Shared Knowledge, is featured on the cover of the anthology.

These Black Bodies Are …  is a collection of stories, poems, and essays by Black writers from the Inland Empire and beyond, and was officially launched on Juneteenth of this year.

Copies of These Black Bodies Are … will be available for sale and signing at the event. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a free community event and all are welcome. Attendees of this event will have free access to the Riverside Art Museum (Julie Morgan Building) on November 11th. RSVP here.

Sacred Spaces: The Work and Collection of Charles Bibbs™

Charles Bibbs’s landmark exhibition, filling three galleries of the Riverside Art Museum, presents a range of works from Bibbs’s personal art collection as well as the artist’s own original paintings and drawings. Through Sacred Spaces, Bibbs shares his life-long love of contemporary art and the creative values that guide his own work. This deep acknowledgement of the link between one’s own experience and a piece of art, and how that can be reflected and expanded on in one’s own home, is a living pathway that Bibbs aims to spotlight in this carefully curated installation of his works.

The exhibition will run from November 3, 2023 – March 10, 2024. More information here