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    Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom. The path she documented encompasses roughly 2,000 miles and is based off of actual sites, cities, and places that freedom-seekers passed through during their journey.
    • Fine Art History & Culture
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
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    Traditional Arts of the Bedouin

    The exhibition includes fifty artworks and artifacts, from embroidered textiles and embellished metalwork to ceremonial coffee accouterments and incense burners; as well as several photographs depicting Bedouin craftspersons at work. The very essence of the Bedouin culture is understood through its impermanence–with constant movement across the sands of both time and space.
    • Fine Art Folk Art & Design History & Culture
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
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    Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America

    The story of Hmong textile production told in this exhibition reflects the radical upheaval in the external environment that Hmong refugees experienced. It tracks the evolution of Hmong textiles from ceremonial works to those created for commerce.
    • Folk Art & Design History & Culture
    • Low
    • 7 Weeks
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    Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo

    Consisting of 41 black-and-white photographs taken between 1988 and 1992, the selected images document the gay rodeo circuit and the lives of many of its participants in those years. The collected body of work not only serves as a stunning example of black-and- white portraiture and rodeo photography, it also explores the diverse and complex natures of individual and community identity in the West.
    • Fine Art History & Culture
    • Low
    • 5 Weeks
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    WAR-TOYS: Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip

    Brian McCarty’s photographic works interpret children’s drawings and offer a rare yet fascinating insight into the contemporary experiences of Palestinian and Israeli boys and girls.
    • Fine Art History & Culture
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
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    Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

    We often think of the comic strip as a recent invention, but the history of sequential narrative begins with the history of art. The exhibition’s works allow us to consider the roles of image and narrative in our cultures and to examine storytelling techniques in different media.
    • Fine Art History & Culture
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
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    Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII

    Offering a wide-ranging collection of original relief posters and memorabilia, this is the first exhibition to challenge our traditional memory of World War II, putting relief efforts at the forefront through an array of visually exciting poster art, photographs, banners, and programs issued by the various relief agencies and by the National War Fund.
    • Folk Art & Design History & Culture
    • Low
    • 5 Weeks
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    A Photo Album of Ireland

    A Photo Album of Photos emerges from an ongoing democratic archive that is a celebration of ordinary and extraordinary histories, viewed from the perspective of private individuals and families. Taken as a whole, this collection of 85 photographs creates a rich tapestry of images that tells of the triumphs and turmoils in the life of a nation.
    • Fine Art History & Culture
    • Low
    • 7 Weeks
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    Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

    This exhibition explores the rich history and evolution of African Wax Prints. From its origins in Java and Dutch colonialism to modern-day production in China, these fabrics now reflect a variety of cultural touch points throughout Africa.
    • Folk Art & Design History & Culture
    • Low
    • 5 Weeks
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    Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone

    As Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone from 1967 to 1970, Baron Wolman pioneered a new genre of iconic rock photography. The Backstage Pass exhibition gives viewers an opportunity to experience how the photographers and editors of Rolling Stone guided the creation of the “rock star” persona, from concert, to cover, to icon.
    • History & Culture
    • Low
    • 7 Weeks

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