Obsidian & Neon: Celebrating Black Life and Identity in Las Vegas

02/01/2019 | Hallway Galleries | Special Events Hallway

Obsidian & Neon: Celebrating Black Life and Identity in Las Vegas is a photo-narrative exhibition of large-scale black and white photography by award-winning photojournalist Jeff Scheid, accompanied by narrative profiles curated by writer Erica Vital-Lazare. Featuring such figures as Judge Karen Bennett-Haron; Welfare Rights activist and Director of Operation Life Ruby Duncan; performer China Hudson; Managing Principal Energy Works LLC Rose McKinney-James; Comedienne A.K McMorris; and former Nevada State Senator Joe Neal, this exhibit is an exploration and celebration of community members who are actively mining identity and cultivating Black life in Las Vegas.

Mr. Scheid and Ms. Vital-Lazare debuted six new profile exhibits at the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas in 2020, but due to the pandemic and the museum closing they have hardly been seen.

The exhibit has been made possible by Bank of America sponsorship.

This exhibit is available in Spanish.

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