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Art Exhibit Honoring Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Open at Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

In recognition of #BlackMusicMonth, award-winning artist and historian Chloé Duplessis will partner with #BlairCaldwellAfricanAmericanResearchLibrary in Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood to offer “Sister Rosetta“, an original art installation honoring life and musical legacy of Rock and Roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.


In celebration of the exhibit, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library will host the following events:

“Sister Rosetta” Art Opening and Reception


June 1, 2024

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Foyer - Floor 3 Enjoy light refreshments and live music while you view the disability-friendly artwork inspired by Sister Rosetta.

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Pop-up Recording Studio Fun!


June 8, 2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Archive and Research Room - 2nd Floor

Join us for a family friendly recording session in the library!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Black Woman Pioneer of Rock and Roll

Educational Lecture


June 25, 2024

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Archive and Research Room - Floor 2

Join artist Chloé Duplessis and musician and educator Joe Mazza for an interactive presentation on the life of trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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All events are free, open to the public and will take place at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library located at 2401 Welton Street in Denver, Colorado.

"Sister Rosetta" runs from June 1 through August 30, 2024.


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