A new immersive pop-up art museum celebrating moments in Black culture is coming to Five Points.
This month, The Culture Museum will move into 1439 26th St., the same space occupied by the popular Museum for Black Girls, a vibrant selfie exhibition celebrating Black girl magic. The new experience is also curated by Museum for Black Girls founder Charlie Billingsley.
“Our goal is to create more than just a pop-up; this should be an empowering and uplifting experience where we can rejoice in the culture,” Billingsley said in a statement. “This will be a place to collaborate with under-represented artists and creatives, to inspire our community and to leave a lasting impact on each unique individual that enters The Culture Museum.”
Cofounded by Billingsly, Von Ross with Von Ross Productions and Leonard “Graffiti” Johnson, the museum offers a sensory multiroom experience designed by seven local Black artists, including Sarah Iverson, Jeremiah Black, Regine Cotton, Zaida, Decay Renew, Freedom Waves, and Chance. Each room is themed with a different iconic moment or expression of Black culture, including ’90s sitcoms, significant films, hip-hop, the barbershop and family reunions.
The Museum for Black Girls ran in Denver from February through August, attracting thousands of visitors before moving to a space in Houston, Texas, this fall.
The Culture Museum will launch with a grand opening party on Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. Tickets to the exhibit are $22.