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To Echo a Shadow Closing Celebration

TO ECHO A SHADOW CLOSING CELEBRATION Saturday May 18, 2024 4PM–9PM Free RSVP on Eventbrite Join NXTHVN for an activation of Ash Arder’s Broadcast #4, a central sculpture in To Echo a Shadow, and an accompanying program that features experimental sonic performances and conversations by local and international artists. Through the performances, this event will explore […]

Dixwell Walking Tour

Saturday, May 11, 2024 2PM—3PM Free RSVP to exhibitions@nxthvn.com NXTHVN is excited to collaborate with the Greater New Haven African American Historical Society on a site-specific walking tour (1/2 mile) featuring the cultural sites and landmarks located in our Dixwell neighborhood. Stops along the tour include the Monterey Club, the Hannah Gray Home, and the […]

Keynote Conversation:
Dr. Deborah Willis in discussion with
Dr. Kalia Brooks

Thursday, May 2, 2024 6PM—7PM Please register here to attend this free, in-person event. Seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. Doors open at 5:30PM.  For our annual Keynote Conversation on May 2nd, we are honored to have the esteemed photographer and historian, Dr. Deborah Willis in conversation with Dr. Kalia […]


BLACK PORTRAITURES: SHIFTING PARADIGMS April 20 & 21, 2024 Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, Venice, Italy Free and open to the public Learn more and please register here to attend. The 14th iteration of Black Portraitures (BP) will take place over two days during the vernissage of the 60th Anniversary of the Venice Biennale. This year's theme, […]


Open Studios 2024

Join NXTHVN for our annual Open Studios! We welcome you into the studios of our Cohort 05 Fellows for a glimpse of their work at NXTHVN. 

Open Studios 2024

Join NXTHVN for our annual Open Studios! We welcome you into the studios of our Cohort 05 Fellows for a glimpse of their work at NXTHVN. 


Lungiswa Gqunta, Benisiya Ndawoni, 2020, Thread, sage, fabric and barbed wire, dimensions variable To Echo a Shadow On view from March 9 - May 19, 2024. Curated by NXTHVN 2023-2024 Curatorial Fellows, Marquita Flowers and Clare Patrick.  Ash Arder Lungiswa Gqunta Torkwase Dyson Oluseye To Echo a Shadow is a group exhibition featuring site-specific installations […]

Black History NXT Future: An Open Mic Celebration

Black History NXT Future: An Open Mic Celebration Featuring Poet Laureate “Influence” Saturday, February 24 6PM–8PM Free and Open to the Public Please register here to attend. We are pleased to present our third annual Black History Month spoken word event, Black History NXT Future: An Open Mic Celebration, hosted by NXTHVN Apprentices: Assiata Ayinla, […]


NXTHVN Performs: New Haven Jazz Thursday, February 15 6PM-8PM Free and Open to the Pubic Please register here to attend.  In honor of Dixwell’s rich jazz history, which hosted world-renowned jazz artists alongside local legends in The Monterey throughout the 20th century, we bring together New Haven-based and more broadly Connecticut-based jazz legends for an intimate, […]


Featuring local creative vendors and small businesses  Saturday, December 16, 2023 12PM-5PM Come by for a cup of hot chocolate and shop from a range of vendors selling unique products, from organic soaps and jewelry to handmade clothing. Food will also be available for purchase. NXTHVN’s Holiday Market promotes the creative and handmade goods of […]

NXTHVN x Untitled Art in Miami | Booth A10 | Dec. 6-10

NXTHVN’s debut booth at Untitled Art's ‘Nest’ sector, will feature the artwork of two of its woman-identified alumnae, Alyssa Klauer (Cohort 03) and Anindita Dutta (Cohort 04). These artists use their practices to critique ideas around femininity and sexuality. Alyssa Klauer’s paintings meditate on girlhood in tandem with queerness and coming out late in life. […]

Rooted Youth with Farmer D

Saturday, November 18, 11:00AM-12:00PM Armory Garden, 290 Goffe Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Inspired by Saya Woolfalk’s exhibition, "Rooted Youth" is an immersive experience for young individuals seeking to strengthen their bond with nature and themselves amidst the digital age and urbanization. Through guided mindfulness, meditation, and discussions in natural settings, participants will learn […]


NXTHVN Holiday Food Drive 2023

In the spirit of giving and sharing, NXTHVN is pleased to open our doors once again this year to receive non-perishable groceries to be distributed to families in need in our community during this holiday season.  Dates food donations will be accepted: Wednesday - Sunday, November 1 - 15 2 PM - 6 PM Drop-off […]

ACTIVATE: Movement and Meditation with Thema Haida

ACTIVATE: Movement and Meditation with Thema Haida Saturday, November 11, 1:00-2:30PM Free and Open to the Public ACTIVATE is a joyful time for rest and recalibration led by certified healing practitioner Thema Haida. Inspired by Saya Woolfalk’s exhibition, participants will ground and balance out energies as they tap into their connection to nature through guided […]

Panel Discussions and Book Launch: Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space

Join us at the Yale University Art Gallery for panel discussions (available for in-person or virtual attendance) related to the exhibition Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space and featuring artists, curators, and scholars. This program is followed by an in-person keynote conversation and reception at NXTHVN celebrating the release of the accompanying catalogue, […]

“Afrofuturism and Visual Culture” Panel Discussion

“Afrofuturism and Visual Culture” Panel Discussion Into the AfroVerse Summit, 6th Dimension Festival Saturday, October 14 5PM–6PM NXTHVN’s fall exhibition artist, Saya Woolfalk, will be in conversation with JAHMANE and Dr. Semente, moderated by 6th Dimension curator, Juanita Sunday. This dynamic panel delves into the visionary aesthetics, storytelling, and innovation that Afrofuturism infuses into contemporary […]

Saya Woolfalk: Field Notes from the Empathic Universe

Saya Woolfalk: Field Notes from the Empathic Universe September 23 – November 19, 2023 Opening September 23, 2023 1PM–5PM Saya Woolfalk: Field Notes from the Empathic Universe invites visitors to enter the kaleidoscopic and culturally hybrid worlds created by the artist. The exhibition features an immersive video installation exploring portraiture and a series of new […]

ADAA Chelsea Gallery Walk

ADAA Chelsea Gallery Walk NXTHVN Curator Led Walkthrough and Artist Performance Sean Kelly, New York Wednesday, July 19, 6-8pm Curator-led walkthrough: 6:00pm Artist performance: 6:30pm Sean Kelly, New York, is pleased to participate in the 2023 edition of the ADAA Chelsea Gallery Walk. At 6pm curatorial fellows Cornelia Stokes and Kiara Cristina Ventura will lead […]


NXTHVN Cohort 04 June 30 – August 11, 2023 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29, 6PM–8PM NXTHVN and Sean Kelly are proud to present RECLAMATION, a group exhibition featuring works that embody the multiplicities of human experience through painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, and performance. This culminating exhibition presents artists from NXTHVN’s Cohort 04 Fellowship Program; […]

Dixwell Photo Walk with Daniel Ramos

Please join us for a fun and family friendly photography workshop led by artist and NXTHVN alumnus Daniel Ramos. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring photographers to hone their skills and learn more about the art of photography. The workshop will begin with a curatorial walkthrough of the exhibition COMMON PRACTICE: Public Access led […]


Opening June 10, 2023, 1PM—5PM Free and open to the public On View June 10 – September 3, 2023 169 Henry St, New Haven, CT 06511 NXTHVN is thrilled to announce COMMON PRACTICE: Public Access, opening Saturday June 10th. Presented by NXTHVN and organized by Common Practice, this group exhibition is the first part of […]

TEDx Dixwell

Friday, June 9, 2023 6PM—8PM NXTHVN 169 Henry St.  New Haven, CT 06511 Each year NXTHVN's Apprentices develop a culminating project focused on creativity, connection, purpose, and power. This year NXTHVN is excited to host TEDx Dixwell with our Apprentices: Ashlynn Topper, Issac Perry, Laurianne Burt, Victor Adjeni, Assiata Ayinla, Bri Doctor, Luca Rivera, and […]

Keynote Conversation: Amy Sherald in discussion with Allison Glenn

  Please note that this event is currently at capacity. Beginning at 5PM, we will begin an on-site waitlist for unclaimed tickets. Unclaimed tickets will be released at 5:45 PM to on-site waitlist guests in order of arrival. The program will begin shortly after. If you already have a confirmed ticket for this event through […]

Dixwell Walking Tour

Saturday, May 6, 2023 2PM—3PM 169 Henry St.  New Haven, CT 06511 NXTHVN is excited to collaborate with The Greater New Haven African American Historical Society on a site-specific walking tour (1/2 mile) featuring the cultural sites and landmarks located in our Dixwell neighborhood. Stops along the tour include the Monterey Club, the Hannah Gray […]

For Sale Market

Saturday, April 29, 2023 12PM-5PM NXTHVN AULA Join us on Saturday, April 29 at 169 Henry Street in Dixwell for the For Sale Market and experience an afternoon of celebrating community and supporting Black and Brown owned businesses.  This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Not For Sale, which explores the relationship between culture […]


NXTHVN Open Studios

Join NXTHVN for our annual Open Studios! April 15 and April 16, 2023 1PM–5PM 169 Henry Street, New Haven CT 06511 Please join us as we welcome you into the studios of our fellows for a glimpse of their work at NXTHVN.   Additional Programming: All events are free and open to the public. By […]

Not For Sale

A tribute to Black and Brown communities, Not For Sale explores the relationship between culture, consumerism and community and how these connections inform which objects and materials we collectively hold valuable. Contributing artists Anthony Akinbola, LaKela Brown, David Hammons, Lucia Hierro, Arthur Jafa, Emmanuel Massillon and Sable Elyse Smith use a wide range of materials and media to focus on establishments in low-income communities such as the corner deli, beauty supply store, local jail, church and liquor store. Not For Sale highlights what is exchanged, bought and consumed in these local spaces. Located in Dixwell, a historically African American neighborhood in New Haven, the exhibition references essential areas of commerce and communal gathering found in communities across the United States.

the truth is i am you

Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev September 24–November 20, 2022 Exhibition Opening (free and open to the public) Saturday, September 24; 1PM–3PM Artist Conversation with Hank Willis Thomas Saturday, September 24; 2PM–3PM (in-person at NXTHVN) This participatory installation invites the audience to complete the prompt “the truth is…” on large balloons that float throughout the gallery […]


  JUNE 10 – AUGUST 5, 2022 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9, 6-8pm Curatorial Walkthrough: Saturday, June 11, 11:30am – 1pm Sean Kelly and NXTHVN are delighted to present Undercurrents a group exhibition that explores the nuanced relationship between materiality, human longing, and collective memory. This culminating exhibition will feature artists from NXTHVN’s Cohort 03 Fellowship Program; Layo […]

Let Them Roam Freely

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, 279°W 42°21’39″ N 83°2’20″ W Detroit, MI, 2020. Digital photography, 24″ x 36″ Opening: March 5, 1 – 6 PM Conversation with the Artists: Saturday, March 5, 3-4 PM Free and open to the public Curated by NXTHVN Fellows Marissa Del Toro and Jamillah Hinson Let Them Roam Freely is a two-person exhibition presenting newly commissioned projects […]


A Power Couple, 2019 mixed media and black glitter on heavy prepared paper 5’x’6 each, diptych 5’x12′ total Courtesy of the artist Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 2-6pm or by appointment COVID-19 Restrictions: Visitors must wear masks September 25th – November 28th Click Here to Watch Between Reveries: A Conversation Between Christian Curiel and Titus Kaphar > NXTHVN […]

Un/Common Proximity

James Cohan is proud to present Un/Common Proximity, a group exhibition featuring the works of the 2020-2021 NXTHVN Studio Fellowship artists: Allana Clarke, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Jeffrey Meris, Ilana Savdie, and Vincent Valdez. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s Tribeca location, 48 Walker St, from June 10 through August […]

Pleading Freedom: An exhibition by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts

Pleading Freedom is an exhibition of iconic paintings by NXTHVN Founder Titus Kaphar and a selection of works from Redaction, a series of works on paper created in collaboration with memoirist, poet and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts. A portion of the  sales of Redaction work will be generously donated by Kaphar and Betts to benefit  […]


Curated by the 2019 NXTHVN Curatorial Fellows, Zalika Azim, Riham Majeed, and Ana Tuazon, Countermythologies brings together works by Edgar Arceneaux, Firelei Baez, Jesse Chun, Bethany Collins, Sky Hopinka, Jarrett Key, Xaviera Simmons, and Tavares Strachan. Though there is no singular, universal experience of being American, for many, life in this country has been dually […]

NXTHVN: First Year Fellows

NXTHVN’s inaugural group exhibition showcases works by the seven Studio Fellows, Felipe Baeza, Jaclyn Conley, Kentura Davis, Merik Goma, Christie Neptune, Alexandria Smith, and Vaughn Spann, along with a joint publication produced by the three Curatorial Fellows, Zalika Azim, Riham Majeed, and Ana Tuazon. The works in this exhibition display some of the most relevant approaches to art making today.