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visual arts | Aug 29th, 2019

“MacArthur Genius” LaToya Ruby Frazier Introduces Her First Solo Photography Show in Chicago

Opening at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s “The Last Cruze” will focus on the Rust Belt.   Several of LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photographs from her first solo show have already been published in a feature story of the same name for The New York Times. Her... Continue Reading →
visual arts | Jul 31st, 2019

Understanding American Culture: Sarah Lewis Speaks to the New York Times on the Ebony Photo Archives

The Ebony and Jet archive—a collection of over four million prints documenting African-American life—will finally be open to the public after decades of mystery. Harvard historian Sarah Lewis spoke to the New York Times about the significance.  “It is impossible to overstate the importance of the... Continue Reading →
visual arts | Jul 24th, 2019

A “Poem of Contemporary America”: Teju Cole’s New Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Photography

Go Down Moses, a new art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, features 150 archival images depicting a longing for freedom. Selected to guest curate the exhibition is acclaimed author, photographer, and Harvard professor Teju Cole.  Go Down Moses, an exhibition which uses... Continue Reading →