The Voice calls Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women "stunning" in its deconstruction of the stereotypes of Black women. The exhibition, drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, is currently on view at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana. The featured artists, including Kara Walker, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, and more, disprove the mainstream characterizations of Black women, focusing on three common archetypes: the Mammy, the Jezebel, and the Sapphire.
"The artists showcase their view on these stereotypes and transform them into challenging, poetic and thorough visualizations of black culture," writes Leah Sinclair.
The exhibition, jointly curated by AMoA and I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College, is on view through February 18th.
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