Promised Land: An Exhibit and Benefit Reading

Poems by the young writers in Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention alongside the work of some of the most daring and influential American poets and artwork from local artist Bahir Al Badry come together to expose a broken promise of freedom and question the fidelity of the American Dream.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a reading given by local poets on the evening of May 17th at 7pm; Dreaming America will be available for purchase, as well as select poem prints, with all profits donated to Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.

This exhibit will be displayed through the end of June.

Exhibition curated by Jessica Infanzon in collaboration with Hannah Robinson.


Photographs: Benjamin Nelson

High Mas: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture by Kevin Adonis Browne

January 18, 2019 the 150 Franklin Gallery opened High Mas: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture, photography by Kevin Adonis Browne. This is High Mas’ international debut.

Browne is a photographer, poet, archivist, and scholar of contemporary rhetoric and Caribbean culture. His previous books include Tropic Tendencies: Rhetoric, Popular Culture, and the Anglophone Caribbean. He is currently based in Trinidad where he works at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustin.

The gallery will have the work until March 15.

Exhibition curated by Adriana Hammond.

High Mas 1
High Mas 2

Kevin Adonis Browne's 'High Mas' Coming to 150

Kevin Adonis Browne's forthcoming second book High Mas: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture has been called "a poetic, visually stunning, and necessary book" (Christina Sharpe, professor of humanities at York University) and "a one of a kind work that understands fundamentally all that is at stake when people make Mas–the embrace of their fierce unexpurgated beauty" (Dionne Brand, poet, novelist, and essayist).  

150 will feature the photography of Browne's 'High Mas' with books available to purchase. 

Dates for the soft opening and reception with book signing TBA.