Upcoming Events

Ancestors at Play: Audacity and Visibility in the Queer Black Archive
Thursday, April 22nd, 6-7pm
Online courtesy of Rutgers University-Newark & Gallery Aferro

Free and open to everyone!
Register for the event at go.rutgers.edu/Aferro

Artist and archivist Alanna Fields joins historian, sculptor and conceptual artist Noelle Lorraine Williams and poet and writer Naomi Extra for a dynamic conversation about Black representation in art’s past, present and future, as well as how Black representation in the LGBTQ+ community and queer-led artistic movements has been historically obscured. The event will be moderated by American Studies and History professor Beryl Satter, co-founder of the Queer Newark Oral History Project.

Alanna Fields is a 2020 Lynn and John Kearney Fellow for Equity at Gallery Aferro, and as a culmination of that award, Aferro is working with the Queer Newark Oral History Project and the Departments of African American and African Studies and History at Rutgers University-Newark to offer public engagement with her research and artmaking. The Fellowship is one of several fully-funded opportunities for artists available in Gallery Aferro’s workspace residency program, and supports women artists of color at any age, to advance gender-based, racial and economic justice.


People’s Open Mic Online on April 28th
Online @ Instagram Live! with Gallery Aferro *and* Clubhouse

Every Last Wednesday of the Month 7-9pm @ Gallery Aferro Instagram Live!

Newark’s longest continuously running open mic has traditionally been held on the second floor of Gallery Aferro in the Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery space. Now, until the current health crisis has passed, this monthly event will take place online. But as always, it will continue to welcome all people and emphasize inclusivity, love and respect. Feel free to listen and enjoy from the audience, or participate with your own poetry in front of a supportive, yet passionate crowd.