As a note, the Black on Black on Black on Black Exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum (KAM) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was open from September 24, 2022, through December 10, 2022. This interview is with one of the four artist-curators, Blair Smith.

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laura hetrick [lh]: So first, thank you for your time. To start, tell me about the larger idea behind the exhibit experience Black on Black on Black on Black.

blair ebony smith [bes]: So this particular fall, Fall 2022, myself, along with three other colleagues, Nekita Thomas, Patrick Hammie, and Stacey Robinson, who are all faculty in the School of Art & Design, came together to curate and program the first ever Black faculty show in the School of Art & Design.

We wanted us to come together and...

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