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April Bey: The Opulent Blerd is an extension of the exhibition Atlantica: The Opulent Blerd on view at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History from January 22 through April 16, 2022. The publication also includes the exhibitions Atlantica, The Gilda Region at The California African American Museum, April Bey: When You’re on Another Planet and They Just Fly at GAVLAK Los Angeles, Colonial Swag at TERN Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas, and April Bey: I Believe in Why I’m Here at Simon Lee Gallery, London, England. The publication focuses on Black nerds and opulence in the form of high fashion, design, and science fiction. Featured in this survey are several lines from the Colonial Swag fashion brand. Colonial Swag, a high fashion luxury brand on Atlantica uses fully-sustainable, ethically-mined Colonialism from Earth's developing countries as a raw material to create beautiful priceless pieces of fashion. Also featured are portraits of some of Atlantica's major influencers like Sylvester (Sylvester James Jr.) and Marsha P. Johnson who serve as the planet's arts and culture ministers.


April Bey: The Opulent Blerd is published by the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation.

April Bey: The Opulent Blerd

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