Photograph of three framed artworks on a wall, by artists featured in the film documentary.

Photo: Courtesy Embassy of the United States

Film Screening of Black Art: In the Absence of Light

Thursday, September 14, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. EDT
National Gallery of Canada Auditorium
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Join us for a screening of the film Black Art: In the Absence of Light (2021). ​

Inspired by the work of the late artist and curator David Driskell, this illuminating documentary spotlights the indelible contributions of some of the foremost African American artists in today's contemporary art world, including Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald, and many more.

Opening remarks in English with French simultaneous interpretation. Film screening in English, with French subtitles.

Rating: PG QC: 8+

Included with Free Thursday Nights ticketing. Onsite capacity will be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening.


Presented in partnership with:

National Gallery of Canada

Embassy of the United States. Ottawa, Canada.
American Film Showcase


Thursday, September 14, 2023, 6:00 p.m. 7:45 p.m.
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