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When, Where, and How We Enter: A Conversation on Amplifying the Legacies of Black Women Abstract Painters

When, Where, and How We Enter: A Conversation on Amplifying the Legacies of Black Women Abstract Painters

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30 p.m. Join us for a landmark conversation with women curators who are leading the charge to increase the visibility of Black women abstract artists. Panelists include curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, Lauren Haynes, Melissa Messina, and...
SpelHouse Day Party: Home Is Where the HeART Is

SpelHouse Day Party: Home Is Where the HeART Is

Friday, October 25, 20193 p.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate homecoming and join alumni from Spelman and Morehouse in the Museum for this annual gathering. Enjoy interactive tours of Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986 – 2003, music, food, and so...
Yoga in the Museum
2019/2020 Exhibition Season
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Spring 2020

Courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC. All rights reserved. Photo: Isaac Sutton
Courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC.
All rights reserved.
Photo: Isaac Sutton

Theaster Gates: The Black Image Corporation explores the legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company archive. Curated by artist Theaster Gates (born 1973, lives in Chicago), this exhibition features photographs by Moneta Sleet Jr. and Isaac Sutton who were both renowned Johnson Publishing Company photographers. Gates reimagined and redeployed never-before-seen images of women from the company’s rich collection. In this participatory exhibition, visitors will be encouraged to freely handle this extensive visual archive and invited to engage directly with these compelling and varied representations depicting Black women in their everyday lives, historical moments, and studio settings.


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