Suzanne Roberts

Art Historian and Program Manager

Frangena Johnson

General Manager and Travel Manager

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From art exhibitions to art workshops to art outings we are building a cohesive community among residents who have a strong and growing interest in black art and culture.  

We ask that you join us for some activities.

Brimming with intellect and artistically-focused insight too many black artists are not enjoying the fruits of the talent they harbor.  

We are dedicated to growing the pool of professional black artists.  If you are an artist that wants to grow check us out.

Without a doubt Obsidian Arts is developing some of the boldest travel experiences on the market.  Our goal is to bring the global black experience to you in intimate and intelligent ways.  We plan the trip and now work with professional agents to implement. Join Us!

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Ben Appleton

Office Manager


Upcoming Programs

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Teaching Across Cultural Intersections

Educator Development Program
African-Mexican History

Obsidian Arts and the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) in Chicago invite Middle School/High School educators to a 12-hour professional development retreat focused on the intersections of Mexican and African culture.

The retreat takes place over two days at NMMA in Chicago and includes breakfast and lunch daily. Our intent is to provide a relaxed yet highly interactive learning and discussion environment.
Dates: August 17 and 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.— 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Cost: $300.00 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and materials.

Register by July 1, 2017 and save $50.00

For more information and to register