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Marvin Touré
the blood is the water.
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The Mattress Factory is an artist-centered museum, international residency program and renowned producer and presenter of installation art. We say “yes” to artists, offering time and space to dream and realize projects in our hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. We invite audiences from around the world and around the corner to step inside, immerse and connect with the artistic process.

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Thursday, August 22nd 2024

Artist Dinner Party Series with Marvin Touré:

nights on the river.: An AFROBEATS & CARIBBEAN DANCE PARTY

Limited tickets are available. Purchase tickets now for this unforgettable evening with artist Marvin Touré!

nights on the river. will be an evening of music and food while traveling through decades of authentic sounds from West/Central Africa and the Caribbean. Through the rhythms of Afrobeat, Dancehall, Soukous, Coupé Décalé, Soca, Zouk and more, this experience invites you to dance the night away in community.

As an extension of Marvin Touré’s exhibition, the blood is the water.nights on the river. presents a unique experience rooted in the artist’s memories. Touré grew up hearing stories of his family’s early years in America. West African Immigrants from Côte d’Ivoire in the 1980’s & 90’s striving to navigate their new environment amidst the challenges of life here. Music and food were key elements in providing the connective tissue that brought everyone together. From cookouts to nights at the legendary Club Kilimanjaro in Washington D.C, they built family here.

Samples of authentic plantain dishes from across the diaspora will be provided to guests throughout the evening.


Artist Dinner Party Series

This event is part of the Artist Dinner Party Series. The series is a chance to participate in an evening of art, community, and food. The series presents a memorable opportunity to expand our engagement outside the exhibition space, facilitate creative exchange, and indulge the senses beyond what the galleries may ask of us. Each dinner party will look different as it will be creatively formed to fit the artists' goals and visions.

who IT’s For

Adults 21+

Date & Times

August 22nd, 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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