Black Dreams at Sea: The Sardine Fisherman’s Funeral and An Opera of the World

Sat Mar 23, 2:30pm
Presented by: National Gallery of Art
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Two artists — painter Ficre Ghebreyesus (1962 – 2012) from Asmara in Eritrea and filmmaker Manthia Diawara from Bamako in Mali — meet metaphorically in this program focusing on their work. Political refugees, activists, scholars, artists, and storytellers, both men settled in the United States and found themselves working odd jobs, joining the African American community of poets, and hunkering down within their own artistic practice.

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