SXSW 2022

Curating Black Art Through Independent Praxis


The purpose of this interactive presentation is to introduce participants to ART | library deco an online African American digital library and repository. Participants will have the opportunity to subscribe to the library in real time, interact with the library platform while listening to the presentation and learn how to be included in two open access projects.

Five areas will be emphasized that the library features including:

African American Art Library
African American Library Art Repository
Archive-It: Texas African American Artists Collective
Black COVID-19 Index
The Hip Hop Lib Guide

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  1. Participants will become familiarized with ART | library deco's digital platform.
  2. Participants will be able to become members of the library in real-time.
  3. Participants will engage with the facilitator and library in an interactive environment.



kYmberly Keeton, Chief Art Library Curator, ART|Library Deco

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Startups
  • Track 2 Culture
  • Level: Advanced

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