AD: One Weekend Only – Celebrate The Dirty South with Live Concerts, Artist Talks and More


Fahamu Pecou, ​​Dobale to Spirit, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 60 1/4 x 48 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. Courtesy Fahamu Pecou © Dr Fahamu Pecou

Courtesy Studio KAWO/Fahamu Pecou Art

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary in Bentonville brings together hip-hop artists, poets, scholars and more for a multi-day event to celebrate and explore the themes of the temporary exhibition of museum The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and Sonic Impulse. Through artist talks, live musical performances (including Run the Jewels and Big Boi at the Momentary on July 16!), and other drop-in experiences, celebrate a century of southern black culture. Check out the weekend’s lineup of events below.

The Dirty South weekend lineup

Run the jewelry and Big Boi | Saturday, July 16, 8 p.m.

Run the Jewels (featuring rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike) and Grammy-winning artist Big Boi take the stage at Momentary. This show is standing room only. Get tickets here.

At the crystal bridges

  • Opening performance with Danny Simmons (Def Poetry Jam), Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and Dwayne Dolphin | Friday, July 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Introductory interview with curator Valerie Cassel Oliver | Saturday July 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The artist ADAMA talks with Fahamu Pecou | Saturday July 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Artist interview with Nick Cave | Saturday July 16, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • SLAB Car Culture Conversation | Saturday July 16, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Hip-hop artist conversation with Joi Gilliam (Dungeon Family) | Saturday, July 16, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Walk-in artist talks | Sunday July 17, All day
  • Walker Landing Performances, hosted by Big Piph featuring Danny Simmons and 9 local hip hop artists | Sunday, July 17, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The events are the subject of an individual ticket. Visit the museum’s Dirty South Weekend page to learn more and book tickets.


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