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[teacherartexchange] African American Portraits - National Portrait Gallery exhibit


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 06 2008 - 13:55:50 PST

Dear Art Educators,

Many of you may be interested in this exhibit from the National
Portrait Gallery collection - through March 2 for the new National
Museum of African American History. Site was featured in Scout Report

16. Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits [Macromedia
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The exhibition "Let Your Motto Be Resistance" consists of 100 photographic
portraits of prominent African Americans. The portraits were selected from
the collections of the National Portrait Gallery as part of the inaugural
exhibition of the new National Museum of African American History and
Culture. The show will begin a national tour in October 2008. The web site
is designed for browsing in chronological order, beginning with Frederick
Douglass and ending with Wynton Marsalis. Short biographies, caption
information, and larger views are available with each picture. The portraits
include an airborne Judith Jameson, 1976, performing in "Cry"; a
smiling Billie Holiday photographed in 1926; and Gordon Parks in 1945 with
camera and light meter in hand. There are two portraits of Martin Luther
King; he is shown with his wife and daughter in 1956, and in 1968, as three
of his four children file past his coffin. [DS]

From Scout Report, January 18.
>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008.

Judy Decker

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