from past to present,
from revered to forgotten,
from rap to rhapsody!

Join LunART on Tuesday, Nov. 24th at 8PM to discuss

Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric" 

If you are in the Madison area and would like a FREE copy of the book, contact us ASAP!

About the book:


  • Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry

  • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry

  • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

  • Winner of the NAACP Image Award

  • Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize

  • Winner of the PEN Open Book Award 


The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more . . .


A provocative meditation on race published in 2014. Claudia Rankine's bold book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.


THANKS to Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts for the invitation to participate in NEA's Big Read! 


More information here: https://shakeragalley.org/nea-big-read/


RSVP here:

Citizen: An American Lyric By Claudia Rankine
Nov 24, 8:00 PM CST
Online Event

Virtual Festival HUMAN FAMILY
Celebrating Black Women in the Arts 


We couldn't be more thrilled with the outpouring of support for our Virtual Festival HUMAN FAMILY! Like the many drops of water that form the ocean, we all came together with unity to make waves in our community, both local and abroad.

The HUMAN FAMILY experience is still at your fingertips! If you missed our show, or are feeling nostalgic to see it again, our Virtual Festival is available for viewing!


Friday, December 4 at Noon

A Conversation with Leslie Iwai,

Installation Artists and Sculptor

Join us as we explore the creative practice of visual artist Leslie Iwai! We will learn about her multifaceted body of work and tour her newest solo exhibition, Winter’s Spring: An Ältere Garten, currently on view at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI