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  • Tuned to the Spirit: Photographs from the Sacred Steel Community

    Tuned to the Spirit offers an elegant, sensitive, and deeply respectful portrait of music-making and worship in African American faith communities that are set apart by their embrace of the electric steel guitar as a primary instrument of praise. Folklorist Robert Stone’s first audio recordings of the “sacred steel” guitar musical tradition of African American Pentecostal churches were released in the 1990s. The musically unique and passionately played performances created an immediate international roots music sensation, which continues to endure. Resulting from nearly three decades of close interaction with the worship communities, Stone’s photographs present an intimate picture of praise, prayer, contemplation and celebration in the Spirit. Altogether, the images offer vivid, eloquent testament to the power of music in the expression of joy and communion. This exhibition is augmented by video and audio, and is organized by The Arhoolie Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and celebration of regional roots music and its makers.
    • History & Culture Humanities
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
  • The Perfect Shot: Walter Iooss Jr. and the Art of Sports Photography

    Over his long career, photographer Walter Iooss Jr. had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest athletes of the past sixty years, capturing on film carefully crafted moments of triumph and disappointment—universal emotions that athletes and non-athletes alike know so well.
    • History & Culture Studio Craft
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
  • Portraits of Dementia

    Portraits of Dementia destigmatizes those living with dementia through moving portraits and stories of lives well lived.
    • Fine Art Humanities
    • Medium
    • 5 Weeks
  • Called to Create

    Featuring the work of twenty-five artists working between 1960 and 2016, Called to Create also includes work by notable artists such as Leroy Almon, David Butler, Alyne Harris, Charlie Lucas, Mary T. Smith, and Luster Willis. These artists draw on their imaginative powers, allowing them to create a world that summons the divine and activates truths that are instructive.
    • Folk Art & Design
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
  • Backstage Hollywood: The Photographs of Bob Willoughby

    Venture backstage into the golden age of Hollywood in this exhibition that explores the photography of Bob Willoughby.
    • Fine Art
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
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    Shutter and Sound: The Jazz Photography of Bob Willoughby

    Bob Willoughby is perhaps best known for his candid photographs of famous Hollywood actors; but before taking photos on film sets, he captured many images of jazz musicians. His photographs stand out because of their realism and immediacy. Working in difficult lighting and crowded conditions, these images are jazz improvisation made manifest: they give the viewer a sense of vibrant intimacy as he captured wistful singers, jamming musicians, and enthusiastic audiences.
    • Fine Art
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
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    Hemingway in Comics

    This ExhibitsUSA exhibition will explore legendary American author Ernest Hemingway as a person, an artist, and a pop culture icon through the lens of comics.
    • History & Culture Humanities
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
  • How We Rebuild

    This penetrating and transformative photography exhibition draws from twelve years of work created by grant winners and finalists from The Aftermath Project, a non-profit organization committed to telling the other half of war stories, after the conflicts have ended—what it takes for individuals to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, and to recover the heartbeat of humanity.
    • Fine Art Humanities
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
  • A Concentrated Solo THUMB

    The 60s through the eyes of a revolutionary, by John “Hoppy” Hopkins

    Born in England in 1937, John Hopkins, better known as “Hoppy,” was one of the best-known counterculture figures in London in the 1960s, not just as a photographer and journalist, but as a political activist as well. The 60s through the eyes of a revolutionary, by John “Hoppy” Hopkins tells this story through 66 framed works by the late artist, activist, and photojournalist.
    • Fine Art History & Culture
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks
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    Working America

    In the photography exhibition Working America, artist Sam Comen presents American immigrants and first-generation Americans at work in the small, skilled trades as icons of the American experience. The subjects share stories of economic independence and struggle, belonging and exclusion, faith and fear, and service to both community and family.
    • Fine Art History & Culture
    • Medium
    • 7 Weeks

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