PARTNER PROGRAM | Convergence Summit 2022

The second-ever Convergence Summit hosted by the Albany Symphony Orchestra will feature workshops, lessons, lectures, and more as we explore Black American art forms, facilitated by acclaimed Curating Artists and Artist Ambassadors. Two lectures will occur on site at the Albany Institute History & Art.


Admission to AIHA is FREE thanks to Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. Keep scrolling to learn how to get your free ticket.

10:00 am-11:15 am: Regina Carter facilitates an examination and discussion of Albany South End neighborhood maps at Albany Institute of History & Art.

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn. Lacey Wilson, Public Historian for Albany African American History Project (AIHA) facilitates a roundtable discussion about the experiences of Black performers traveling to the Capital Region during the Jazz Age at AIHA. ASO will provide lunch.

1:30 pm-3:30 pm: Adia Tamar Whitaker and Guy de Chalus facilitate the exploration of call and response forms in Haitian folkloric drumming and dance at Academy Park.

4:00 pm-6:00 pm: Marc Bamuthi Joseph facilitates an investigation of the creative, emotional, and political components to surrender, healing, and forgiveness at Albany Barn.

6:00 pm-7:00 pm: Dinner and fellowship at Albany Barn.


The Albany Institute of History & Art is pleased to share that this event falls on Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day, a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Albany Institute will be one of the participating organizations. To register for free tickets to the museum on Saturday, 17, 2022, please register at the following link: Museum Day - Albany Institute of History & Art Ticket Registration

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