Night Coming Tenderly, Black exhibition by Dawoud Bey is a visual reimagining of the landscape through which fugitive slaves moved across the Cleveland and Hudson, Ohio landscapes as they made their way towards Lake Erie. Learn the history of Cleveland’s Underground Railroad during a guided bus tour led by Dr. Dorothy Salem. Begin the tour at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City, Cleveland’s oldest standing house of worship, noted as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Receive an introduction of the exhibition, Night Coming Tenderly, Black, before visiting sites throughout Cleveland. Learn the significance of Old Stone Church, Alfred Greenbrier House, Monroe Street Cemetery, buildings around Public Square and more. Disembark at Woodland Cemetery, Cozad-Bates House and St. John’s Church for historical reenactments.
The bus tour will depart from St. John’s Episcopal Church at 10:00 am (boarding time 9:30 am), and return to St John’s at 1:00 pm. Reserved parking will be provided from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm to allow patrons to explore the surrounding exhibitions at Transformer Station, SPACES Gallery and St John’s.
Reserved Parking 1 – 1468 W 25 Street – Gate entrance on W 26 opposite St John’s
Reserved Parking 2 – 1460 W 29 Street – Transformer Station
Tickets are $35 and require advance purchase – proceeds will benefit St. John’s Church. Seats are limited to 35 individuals. Purchase tickets here.
Payment by check can be sent to FRONT International, c/o Arlene Watson, 1460 W 29th Street, Cleveland OH 44113