The Museum’s presentation of Posing Beauty in African American Culture featured more than seventy-five photographs by leading, emerging, and amateur photographers. It explored the ways in which our contemporary understanding of beauty has been informed by photographers and artists working from 1890 to the present. The exhibition incorporated a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, and other forms of popular culture and prompts rich discussions about the contested ways that African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts.