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Kin Killin' Kin: Opening Program

Kin Killin’ Kin: The Art of James Pate

Exhibit Opening

Saturday, November 14, 11 AM

Join us for the exhibit opening of Kin Killin’ Kin: The Art of James Pate at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m. 

Kin Killin’ Kin is a thought-provoking visual series reflecting Pate’s concern for the epidemic of youth violence.  Pate showcases the harsh reality of youth violence in hopes of finding collective and productive solutions to an issue that reaches us all directly or indirectly. 

Pate’s self-described “Techo-Cubist” style uses charcoal coupled with techniques of illusion, shadow, juxtaposition, shape and perspectives.  Drawn in a style akin to film storyboards and comic strips, each image portrays a specific act or consequence of violence.  To bridge the generation gap, Pate’s iconography includes historical references from the Civil Rights Movement to ancient Africa.       

The concept of visually comparing modern day youth violence to Ku Klux Klan terrorism was sparked from ongoing conversations within the Black community.  The intention of this exhibit is to cause everyone to reflect, question, and take action in curtailing destructive behaviors within our communities across the nation.

Cost: Included with museum admission. RSVP’s are requested. To RSVP call (513) 333-7562 or email


Event Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am