Spelman College Presents Seminal Photography Exhibition 'Posing Beauty', 9/5

Opening Reception and Book Signing
Thursday, September 12, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Meet Deborah Willis, Ph.D., the curator of "Posing Beauty in African American Culture," and be among the first to view this nationally-touring exhibition.

Reframing "Black is Beautiful:" A lecture by Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Dr. Willis will lead a conversation examining and challenging conventional perspectives on identity, beauty, cosmopolitanism, and community in Africa and the African Diaspora. Her talk will also examine the relationship between beauty and politics and how such topics have shaped a new understanding of Black culture from the antebellum period to the present. This program is organized in collaboration with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and is part of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture Series.

Exhibition-related programs are made possible by The Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation, Inc.

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To schedule a group tour of "Posing Beauty in African American Culture," please contact Makeba Dixon-Hill, curator of education, at mdixon@spelman.edu or 404-270-5607.


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The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is located in the Atlanta University Center on the Spelman College campus on the first floor of the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center at 350 Spelman Lane.

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The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is the only museum in the nation that emphasizes art by and about women of the African Diaspora. Since the museum opened in 1996 it has established an impressive track record for organizing first-rate, mission-specific, art exhibitions that expand contemporary art offerings in Atlanta and the southeast region. It has garnered a reputation for organizing exhibitions that merit national and international attention. Milestones include being selected as the first institution from the United States that jointly (along with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) represented the United States at the 2012 Havana Biennial in Havana, Cuba.


Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the College's picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children's Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, Broadway Producer Alia Jones, Former Acting Surgeon General and Spelman's first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley, former Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds, Author Pearl Cleage and Actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.

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