The Atlanta Black Star's Kiersten Willis writes, "A new art exhibit at Louisiana’s Alexandria Museum of Art is breaking down the stereotype of the strong Black woman, thanks to contributions from Black female artists." The exhibit, Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women features works from Kara Walker, Alison Saar, Mickalene Thomas, and more, drawn from the collections of Portland-based art collector Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.
Curated jointly by the InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts Space at Colorado College and the AMoA, the exhibit examines and disproves three tropes of the Black woman: the angry, emasculating Sapphire, the overtly sexual Jezebel, and the selflessly nurturing Mammy.
The exhibit is on view now through February 18th at AMoA. It will also be on display at Colorado College beginning March 27.
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