Masterworks marks BLM march anniversary with special exhibition
An exhibition to mark the first anniversary of the island’s Black Lives Matter march opened yesterday.
The art show – a joint effort by Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, BLM Bermuda and the Peaceful Art Protest set up in its support – will run at Masterworks until the end of the month.
The exhibition will feature artwork created at the time of the march, as well as new works inspired by the event.
Rachel Swinburne, the founder of the Peaceful Art Protest, said the show was designed to promote discussion on race and privilege.
There are nine new pieces of art on display in Masterworks’ Rick Faries Gallery, alongside about 25 submissions from the first Peaceful Art Protest last year.
Jasmine Lee, the exhibitions officer for Masterworks, said: "One year on from the march, Rachel Swinburne wanted to revisit the show and bring the conversation back to the forefront.“
The march in Bermuda was held less that two weeks 13 after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, after he was arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of Mr Floyd’s murder in April.
The exhibition also includes an interactive piece set up by staff at the Paget art gallery.
Visitors are invited to write down their own experiences on supplied cards for display.
The exhibition will run until June 29.