K Street Virtual Gallery | Nekisha Durrett Centuries

By Editorial Team on October 30, 2023

Thu, November 2 2023 — Sun, April 30 2023

 

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2 from 5:30-7pm

The NoMa BID is hosting a public opening to welcome DC Artist Nekisha Durrett and her new video art exhibit Centuries to the K Street Virtual Gallery.“Centuries” celebrates the contributions of Black women to the sport of cycling. Durrett drew her inspiration from the story of five Black women – Marylou Jackson, Velma Jackson, Ethyl Miller, Leolya Nelson, and Constance White – who in 1928, over the course of three daysm cycled over 250 miles (two and a half centuries in cycling terms) from New York City to Washington, DC. They traversed hilly, rough, and dangerous roads through cold and stormy weather, but riding through the Jim Crow era presented an additional, more existential threat as they trekked through sundown towns under hostile surveillance.

Durrett will deliver an art talk and lead attendees on an immersive walk through her new exhibit.

The gallery is located at100 K Street NE contact events@nomabid.org for more information