Adult (age 16+), Museum Events, Online, Talks & Lectures

MAM Conversations with the AACC: Art, Family & Legacy


Join us for a celebration of Art, Family & Legacy, an animated conversation of how family influences art. USA Today national business correspondent Charisse Jones moderates discussion of four acclaimed artists of how their art passed from generation to generation. 

Alonzo Adams is a prolific artist of oils, watercolors and drawings. He has been featured in such publications as Art Business News, Black Enterprise, Images, Homes of Color, Upscale, Uptown and ESPN Magazines. Prominent collectors own Adams’ work. Among them, Dr. Maya Angelou, Jasmine Guy, Patrick Ewing and many more.

Kyle Adams is a gifted portrait artist using charcoal, pencil and graphite. He also does photography and videography. In 2019 Kyle’s high school basketball highlight videos were featured in Sports Illustrated. 

Ayana V. Jackson is an international photographer and filmmaker. Known for approaching her subjects in a manner that is equal parts personal, technical, and intense, Ayana Vellissia Jackson's images provide viewers with compelling glimpses of a human condition that overflows borders.

Gwendolyn “Arri” Jackson is a modern mixed-media visual artist whose work often blends her eclectic interpretation of vibrant colors, shapes and textures with utilitarian objects for ordinary use.


Art, Family, and Legacy is sponsored by MAM’s African American Cultural Committee (AACC) and will take place online via Zoom Webinars. Closed captioning is provided. For more information on joining the AACC please contact

6:00 pm
7:15 pm
Non-Member Price
Event Type
Talks & Lectures
Event Format
Adult (age 16+)