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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.
An educational performance series that introduced 15,000 sixth graders in Florida's Orange and Osceola counties to the jazz genre.
A colloquium celebrating African American foodways, inspired by the research that lead Nolan to create his critically-acclaimed new musical, GRACE.
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 celebration of African American holiday traditions. | Conceived and curated by Nolan Williams, Jr.
A cultural mission commissioned by the U.S. State Department. | Led 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.
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