John Jennings, Speak Café Project, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.
Mar 09, 2023 - 6–8pm
Main Level, Cafe

Speak Café stands for Song, Poetry, Expression, Art, and Knowledge. It is an open-mic public performance space at Krannert Art Museum organized and hosted by local artist and poet, Shaya Robinson.

Co-sponsored by the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Join Krannert Art Museum for SPEAK Café in the KAM Cafe this month for a showcase of poetry, spoken word, music, and artistic expression that highlights Black women's history, present and future.

This performance, featuring women from our community, is designed to promote creativity and connection! Our featured poet this month is Danyla Nash, Urbana's inaugural Youth Poet Laureate!

Speak Café is a creative space to share your craft, express thoughts, recite poetry, rap, or even show artwork.

Bring friends to the former café space in the KAM lobby to listen or to share your art.

Visit Know Before You Go to see guidelines for visiting the museum. Admission is always free and all are welcome.