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An Ode to Norwood

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An Ode to Norwood

Closing Reception: 

November 30th from 6 – 10pm 

6:00 pm Doors open

6:30pm Gallery Tour

7:00 pm Comments and Announcements

Southside USCT Coalition Training Program – Begin December

Indianapolis Black Heritage Trail – Begin February

Smithsonian NMAAHC Archive Training Program – Begin April

7:15- 8:15 pm  Performance with Joshua Thompson

8:30pm Gallery Tour

9:30pm Wind down

10:00 Close


Please join us for our closing Reception for Process as Practice: Reimagining the Hardrick Home on November 30th from 6 – 10pm.

November 30th will mark the 160th anniversary of Indiana’s 28th Colored Infantry, our African American soldiers from the Civil War. Norwood is one of the communities founded by these Veterans after their return home in 1865 and was the epicenter of Black Cultural life in Southeast Indianapolis from Reconstruction era (1870s) until the Harlem Renaissance (1920s). This exhibit honors one of Norwood’s first descendants, John Wesley Hardrick, and the work that he did to uplift his working class African American community through his paintings. 

During this reception, enjoy gallery tours with artist Kaila Austin at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Renowned Indianapolis Pianist Joshua Thompson accompanied by vocalist Okara Imani will be performing a suite of songs from the Civil War period, including a rendition of “An Ode to the Colored Troops that Died for our Freedom”.  We hope to make this an opportunity to honor the US Colored Troops and their descendants who carry on their legacy today. Please bring flowers to decorate the exhibit hall. 

Project Sponsors: 

GangGang Black Joy Fund, Indiana Landmarks’ Black Heritage Preservation Program, Southside USCT Coalition, Khprew Integrated Fund


November 30
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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