Women of a New Tribe: A Photographic Celebration of the Black Woman and The Creative Mind
Women of a New Tribe
January 14 - February 23, 2019
Women of a New Tribe was a photographic study of the physical and spiritual beauty of the black American women we see around us every day. Photographed by Jerry Taliaferro, the women portrayed represented the black women in many of her physical and social manifestations. The subjects were from all walks of life and included the young and the old, mothers and daughters, artists and professionals.
What was unique about the women was its treatment of the subjects. The women were meticulously photographed in a style reminiscent of the photography of 1930’s and 1940’s Hollywood. The purpose was twofold: First, to use the drama produced by the powerful lighting to grab and to hold the attention of the viewer. Second, to use the starkness of black and white images to present the viewer an unencumbered look at the souls of the incredibly diverse group of women. Rarely have black women been portrayed in such a soul-touching way. This project was called “powerful” and “uplifting”
The Creative Mind
January 14 - April 1, 2019
On loan from the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., The Creative Mind featured the careers and achievements of some of today’s outstanding black scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and medical professionals and highlighted the work of notable figures from the past. A “Did You Know?” section brought in additional information about each field, pointing to future career possibilities for creative minds of the next generation.
The exhibit consisted of colorful, flexible panels devoted to medicine, mathematics, engineering, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. It made its debut in 2012 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and at the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
An opening reception for both exhibits was held January 18, 2019. A gallery talk was provided by Garbo Watson Hearne, Director of Hearne Fine Art in Little Rock. Music was provided by Dr. Barry McVinney (saxophone) and Julia Buckingham (piano).