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Opening Celebration for ‘Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation’

Fri, February 23rd, 2024
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm

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Join us for the opening celebration of Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be time for viewing the exhibition and mingling during a reception from 6 to 7 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by an opening conversation with exhibition curators Destinee Filmore (MA ’23, WCMA Curatorial Mellon Fellow ’21-’24), Maggie Adler (BA ’99, MA ‘11), Curator of Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper at the ’Amon Carter Museum, and Maurita N. Poole PhD (WCMA Curatorial Mellon Fellow ’13-’14), Executive Director of Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University.

Conceived as a commemoration of the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation visualizes what freedom looks like for Black Americans today and the legacy of the Civil War today and beyond. Highlighting the perspectives of contemporary Black artists, Emancipation features commissioned and recent works by Sadie Barnette, Alfred Conteh, Maya Freelon, Hugh Hayden, Letitia Huckaby, Jeffrey Meris, and Sable Elyse Smith. The seven installations span sculpture, photography, and paper and textile fabrications.

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