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b. Robert Moore awarded Excellence in Advocacy Award


On Saturday, December 3, b. Robert Moore received the 2022 Excellence in Advocacy Award during the Des Moines Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 46th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet.


Moore was recognized for his advocacy around mental health and substance abuse in the black community. His art has seen a meteoric rise in the U.S. art scene with pieces belong to celebrities, dignitaries, and renowned art collectors. Using this art to build a platform to highlight key issues he strips away subjective assumptions of narrative, instead calling them out directly. He says the goal of his work is to conflict and provoke thought of narrative of the African and African American diaspora as well as social and civil experiences of underrepresented people.

Moore's Notable Work:

June 2020 - Harvesting Humanity Silent Protest (national)

June 2020 - Reciprocal of Humanity Public Mural

July 2020 - Uplift Black Girls Public Mural

July 2020 - Independence Call for Action Protest (Art)

Oct 2020 - Donation to Ahmaud Arbery's mother in his honor, memory and name

Nov/Dec 2020 Issue DSM Magazine Feature:

DSM Magazine b.Robert Moore Article Link

Additional Press Releases on 2020 Public Art Projects

Daily Iowan 2020

Little Village 2020

NewsBreak 2020

My Rural America 2020

50 years / 50 faces of Oakridge Community 2020

Projecting Pride - One Iowa - LGBTQ Public Projection 2020

Jan 2021 - Featured in Widewalls story on my success using Instagram to promote my artwork (Kendra Walker)

2021 Public Showings:

Allouche Gallery (NYC)

2021Band of Vices (LA)

2021SCOPE 2021 (Art Basel Miami)

UNKNWN 2021 (Miami) - public mural / Art Basel

SOHO House 2021 (Chicago)

KITH X BHM 2022 (Worldwide)

Expo Chicago (Arte Haus)

KITH X BHM 2022 (Worldwide)

Expo Chicago (Arte Haus)

2022Band of Vices - 2022 (July)

Seattle Art Fair - 2022

Solo Show - TBD More T



About NAACP Des Moines


Founded in 1915, The mission of the Des Moines Branch of the NAACP is to achieve equity and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices to expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of all persons of color in central Iowa.


NAACP DSM is committed to ending racial health disparities. Our aim is not simply disease prevention, but to create an inclusive culture of healthy people and communities. We collaborate through coordinated action to improve the social determinants of health — racism, poverty, exclusion, inferior schools, unsafe housing, poor nutrition, and toxic environments. We disrupt the status quo by working at the intersection of policy and systems change to drive sustainable impact for the sake of our future.


Contact: Victoria Henderson Weber

Des Moines Branch, President

prez@naacpdesmoines.org

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