Conversations brings together African and African American artworks in a visual and intellectual dialogue about particular crosscutting themes:
- Conversations Considered
- A Human Presence
- Power and Politics
- Memory, Family, and the Domestic Sphere
- Nature as Metaphor
- Music and Urban Culture
The artworks on view offer multiple points of entry into the ways that artists explore complex ideas about the social, economic, political, and aesthetic roles of art in African and African American contexts.