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Ghosts of Segregation | Photographs by Richard Frishman

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

In Ghosts of Segregation, photographer Richard Frishman explores the lingering presence of segregation, slavery and institutional racism hidden in everyday American architecture. From the New Orleans Slave Exchange and “colored entrances” at movie theatres to the abandoned Negro Nursing School in Houston, Frishman’s photographs show how our surroundings bear witness to history, reminding us where … [more]


Carnival of Souls Screening + Live Music

Liberty Hall 644 Massachussetts St., Lawrence, KS

Just in time for Halloween, the Free State Film Society presents a Liberty Hall big-screen viewing of the cult classic by Lawrence filmmaker Herk Harvey and writer John Clifford. You’ll recognize familiar Larryville locations while being swept away by the mesmerizing visuals and organ score. Keyboardist Jeff Stolz will set the stage with live music … [more]

Documenting Our Invisible History: A Photo Essay

Lawrence Arts Center Lower Lobby 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

A group of ten students, led by instructor Ann Dean, toured the eastern and downtown areas of Lawrence searching for our invisible history and capturing images to exhibit as documentation of some of Lawrence’s hidden past. The students photographed buildings, objects, and places that are significant to the people who built our community. Whether it … [more]


A Reckoning In Boston – Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

Lawrence Arts Center — Virtual Lawrence, KS

In the fall of 2014, Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler enrolled in a rigorous night course in the humanities at a community center in their Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Kafi, 44, sharp, witty and restless, dropped out of school at 15. She dreams of starting a land cooperative in Boston for women of color who … [more]


Clint Smith: How the Word is Passed

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads readers through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—including those that are honest about the past and those that are not—offering an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves. How the Word is Passed is … [more]


Save the Date for the 2022 Benefit Art Auction!

Lawrence Arts Center and Online 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Benefit Art Auction highlights the best in local, regional, and national contemporary art. The auction presents an ideal opportunity for the public to learn about and support local, regional, and national artists at the top of their field. Artists generously donate their … [more]