The Huffington Post recommends the new exhibition Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, & Sapphire: Reclaiming of Black Women at Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana. Drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, featured artists Kara Walker, Wangechi Mutu, Allison Saar, and more challenge and celebrate the image of the Black woman.
Arts Reporter Priscilla Frank writes, "Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women deconstructs the limiting categorizations mainstream culture allows black women. The artists on view reveal the shoddy nature of the stereotypes in favor of challenging, poetic and thorough visualizations of black culture ― the myth, the archetype, the self-portrait and beyond."
Frank concludes, "Ultimately, the show underscores the fallacious nature of stereotyped images ― and the thunderous power of myth, archetype, detail, metaphor, self-portrait, collage, and, most importantly, black women artists, to overcome them."
The exhibition is on view now through February 18th.
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