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Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual only
Cost: Free and open to the public, but please register for the Zoom link HERE.
Join us on Tuesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. EST for our next Speaker Sessions with Dr. Bryan Pierce from the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville, Tennessee! Dr. Pierce will share insights into the work of NMAAM and explore the histories and stories of Black music and artists in America, including several that connect to traditional or country music.
About the Speaker
Dr. Bryan Pierce is the curator of the National Museum of African American Music. He previously held the position of Digital Archivist at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. In both his academic work and as a museum professional, Bryan has specialized in subterranean African American aesthetics in music and decorative arts. He pursued a PhD from Arkansas State University and throughout his time at ASU, Bryan worked at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum. He was also on the exhibition development team for the Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash. After completing his doctorate, Bryan accepted an Assistant Registrar/ Curator position with the Department of Arkansas Heritage.
About the National Museum of African American Music
The National Museum of African American Music is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. The museum’s expertly-curated collections share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present. NMAAM broke ground in early 2017 and officially opened in 2021. Since its opening, NMAAM has welcomed guests from across the U.S. and is one of Music City’s top must-see tourist destination.