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Corporate Author Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, issuing body.

Title Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire : reclaiming images of Black women : works from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation / essays by Heidi R. Lewis and Roland Mitchell ; contributions by Takiyah Nur Amin [and 8 others].

Publication Info. [Portland, Oregon] : Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    704.0396 JOR    Staff Reported Missing
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Description 79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana, from December 2, 2016 to February 18, 2017, and at I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College, Colorado, from March 27 to May 10, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface: gaze at me / Catherine M. Pears -- Who will sing a Black girl's song? A case for Black feminist and womanist exhibit engagement / Heidi R. Lewis -- Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire: reclaiming images of Black women / Roland W. Mitchell -- A conscious musing on body, art, and memory / Takiyah Nur Amin -- Breaking stereotypes: undoing tainted images of Black women / Velva Boles -- African American women artists' magical truths / Claire Oberon Garcia -- Poetry of process / Jean Gumpper and Kate Leonard -- Lifting the veil and reclaiming Black women's humanity / Venetria K. Patton -- Taking back me (for Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire) / Sha'Condria "iCon" Sibley -- Fragments of a piece / Karen Riley Simmons -- Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire: reclaiming images of Black women: a Black-girl-woman reflection / Claudine Taaffe.
Event Catalog of exhibit at Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana from December 2, 2016 to February 18, 2017 and at I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College, Colorado from March 27 to May 10, 2017.
Contents Artwork by Romare Bearden, Robert H. Colescott, Ellen Gallagher, Mildred Howard, Alison Saar, Wangechi Mutu, Lorna Simpson, Michalene Thomas, and Kara Walker.
Summary "Engaging a wide range of experiences and artistic practices, the nine artists featured in this exhibition challenge the controlling images of Black women that continue to pervade our culture and influence perceptions. Their artworks jar loose expectations and replace simplistic narratives with nuanced, sophisticated meditations on contemporary identity. The essays in this publication similarly present a variety of perspectives on the artworks and the ideas they present. Contributions from a diverse group of accomplished scholars, activists, artists, and writers provide multiple viewpoints from which to consider the exhibition and the questions it presents. Together, the artists' works and the author's voices reveal the complexity of identity, the necessity for self-determination, and the power of art to stimulate dialogue."-- Publisher's description.
Subject Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
African American women in art -- Exhibitions.
African American women artists -- Exhibitions.
African American artists -- Exhibitions.
Feminism in art -- Exhibitions.
African American art -- Exhibitions.
Blacks in art -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Private collections -- Oregon -- Portland -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Lewis, Heidi R., author.
Mitchell, Roland (Roland W.), author.
Amin, Takiyah Nur, author.
Boles, Velva, author.
Garcia, Claire Oberon, 1956- author.
Gumpper, Jean, author.
Leonard, Kate, author.
Patton, Venetria K., 1968- author.
Sibley, Sha'Condria, author.
Simmons, Karen Riley, author.
Taaffe, Claudine, author.
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988, artist.
Colescott, Robert, 1925-2009, artist.
Gallagher, Ellen, 1965- artist.
Howard, Mildred, 1945- artist.
Wangechi Mutu, artist.
Saar, Alison, artist.
Simpson, Lorna, 1960- artist.
Thomas, Mickalene, 1971- artist.
Walker, Kara Elizabeth, artist.
Alexandria Museum of Art (Alexandria, La.), host institution.
Added Title Beyond Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire
ISBN 9780692803172 (hardback)
0692803173 (hardback)

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