The UNDEFEATED: A Traveling Exhibition of Original Paintings by Kadir Nelson

February 3 – April 24 || Center Art Gallery: Permanent Collection space
THE UNDEFEATED: A Traveling Exhibition of Original Paintings by Kadir Nelson opens its 3-year national tour at the Center Art Gallery, in conjunction with the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing’s Festival of Faith & Writing. Inspired by the children’s picture book of the same name, written by Newbery Award winning author Kwame Alexander, and illustrated by world renowned artist and author, Kadir Nelson, THE UNDEFEATED showcases Nelson’s awe-inspiring paintings that bring to life Alexander’s masterful poem through thought-provoking imagery. The exhibition aims to open a dialogue about diversity and inclusion and the weight of unreconciled historical truths in the hopes of healing, redemption, reconciliation, and restorative justice for individuals and communities. 
Co-sponsored by the Center Art Gallery and the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing (CCFW), in conjunction with CCFW’s Festival of Faith & Writing. Exhibition on loan from Kadir Nelson INC/JKBN group LLC. The Undefeated is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Exhibition Reception | February 15, 5 – 9 p.m. 
Center Art Gallery. Refreshments served, all are welcome.
Kadir Nelson: FFW Keynote Address | April 16, 12 p.m.
VanNoord Arena. Open to the public and free with ticket, available here.
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