In My Lifetime: An African American Perspective | Omari Booker

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Presented by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville TN

Feb 01 - 28
In My Lifetime: An African American Perspective | Omari Booker

A free exhibition by Nashville studio artist Omari Booker, whose work includes themes of social justice and Nashville’s changing neighborhoods, will be on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School throughout February.

Omari Booker, who was born in Nashville, went to Montgomery Bell Academy and played basketball at Belmont University. He later earned a bachelor of science in graphic design from Tennessee State University. The pieces displayed at the Divinity School explore some of Booker’s life experiences and were created between 2014 and 2017.

“Mental and spiritual liberation in the face of physical limitations are themes woven into all of my work,” Booker said. Among Booker’s strong interests is the Tennessee Initiative for Higher Education, which funds and coordinates on-site degree-granting programs in Tennessee prisons.

In My Lifetime: An African American Perspective is located in the Divinity School’s Art Room, G-20.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by Religion in the Arts at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies.

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FREE Admission

Contact: (615) 385-0220


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Special programs Include:

  • Thursday, February 2, 12noon-1pm Gallery Talk with Omari Booker and Paul Polycarpou, editor of Nashville Arts Magazine.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 10am-11am Spiritual Meditation by Michael Brandon McCormack, a University of Louisville faculty member who earned his master of arts and doctorate in religion in 2013 from Vanderbilt.


* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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