Hamza Walker, associate curator and director of education at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, is no stranger to Kansas City. He served as national adviser for the Charlotte Street Foundation and weighed in on KC's annual Flatfile show a few years back, selecting favorites for a "salon wall" — right around the same time as TheNew York Times named him one of the seven most influential curators in the country. So we locals are thrilled to have him back for his latest effort, Black Is, Black Ain't, a traveling group exhibition of 26 "black and nonblack artists" whose works examine the rhetoric of race. The opening reception for Black Is, Black Ain't is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (16 East 43rd Street); the show closes October 17. Call 816-561-5563 for more information.
June 27-Oct. 17, 2009