Nolan has a rich history of conceptualizing multifaceted performance, educational and visual arts projects that engage community and maximize social impact. He has developed this programming in collaboration with a rich roster of arts organizations, cultural institutions, and celebrity luminaries including (but not limited to):
His work also includes collaborations with scores of middle, high school and collegiate academic institutions.
Scroll below to learn more about his curations from 2010 to present day.
A photo exhibition and programming series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the DC Home Rule Act.
A digital arts campaign conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr. to raise civic awareness and motivate civic engagement leading up to and following the 2020 national election cycle - over 3.5 million reaches!
The award-winning live chat series on Facebook and Instagram about food history, culinary traditions and family legacy that has reached over 500,000 globally | Co-hosted by Chef Carla Hall and Nolan Williams, Jr.
A year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with programming in Washington, D.C., Prince George's County, MD and Philadelphia, PA | Conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A year-long celebration of the life and musical impact of Leonard Bernstein with programming in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA. | Conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A national photographic exhibition exploring American cultural diversity, recognizing both its triumphs and challenges. | Conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A six-month project inspired by the 75th birthday of pioneering NASA Astronaut, Colonel Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr. | Conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A five-month multicultural celebration of the human spirit's boundless capacity for good, imagination, creativity, and freedom. | Conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A seven-month series of signature performances and community events exploring themes of racial reconciliation, social justice and equality. | Conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A six-month festival celebrating Douglass, King, and Mandela, the powerful movements they led, and their increasingly relevant messages regarding human rights, voting rights, and freedom from enslavement. | Conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A seven-month, citywide project celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Octavius Catto and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. | Curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A weekend-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington anchored by a global concert of peace on The National Mall | Co-produced by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A nine-day festival celebrating the rich history and national heritage of gospel music and other African American sacred music forms. | Curated and co-produced by Nolan Williams, Jr.