Picturing Black American Families

Exhibition Dates: 
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 to Sunday, Feb 26, 2017


Picturing Black American Families PosterThis focus exhibition presents photographs of African-American families drawn from three remarkable collections preserved here in Columbia, Mo. Spanning the latter half of the twentieth and early twenty-first century, the selection of images captures both continuity and change in local communities, portrayed within the more intimate setting of daily family life.

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The Museum is preparing to move to a new location at the lower east level of Ellis Library in the center of the MU campus.
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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association