“Black is Beautiful” exhibit opens this weekend

Winston-Salem: “Black is Beautiful” exhibit opens Saturday



BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL AND EXHIBIT CELEBRATING THE WORK OF KWAME BROTH WEIGHT OPENS TODAY TO THE PUBLIC AT THE REYNOLDA HOUSE JOINING ME WNO TO GIVE US A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT HERE IS AMBER ALBERT THE MANAGER OF COMMUNITY AND ACADEMIC LEARNING AT THE REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN. AMBER THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME HERE THIS MORNING ON URYO SATURDAY. OH, GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU. SO WHAT CAN EXPECT AT THIS EXHIBIT? WELL, IT’S A BIG DAY AT THE MUSEUM TODAY BECAUSE IT’S THE FIRST. DAY, THE EXHIBIT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. IT INCLUDES ORVE 40 PHOTOGRAPHS, BUT ALSO SOME OF THE CLOTHGIN AND JEWELRY THAT THE GANDASA MODELS WORE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY. SO YOU HEAV THIS SORT OF MULTIMEDIA. EXHIBIT AND OH AND FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE WILL BE MUSIC PLAYING IN THE GALLERY BRADFORD BRATHWAIT AND HIS BROTHER CO-FOUNDED THE AMERICAN JZAZ SOCIETY AND STUDIOS AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KWAME BREATHWAITE’S SON. OUR CURORAT PHIL ARCHER HAS CREATED A PLAYLIST. TO STOR OF ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE. THAT’S REALLY COOL. SO TELL ME MORE ABOUT BROTHWAY. WHAT WASHE T CULTURAL IMPACT OF THEIR WORK? YES, SO BREATH WEIGHT WAS REALLY A LEADING FIGUREN I THE SECOND HARLEM RENAISSANCE THE 1960S AND 70S, ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT CREATE ETH PHRASE BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. HE REALLY POPULARIZED IT AND YOU NCA SEE THROUGH HIS WORK. W HOART C AANFFECT SOCIAL CHANGE? DEFINITELY. ARE THERE ANY STANDOUT PIZZAS? YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP OUR EYES OUT FOR FOR WALKING THROUGH THERE TODAY? OH. THERE ARE A MIX OFOS PT PORTRAITS THAT ARE LARGER THAN LIFE. AND THAT’S AN INTENTIONAL CHOICE BY THE ARTISTND A THEN THERE ARE CANDIDS TTHA HE TOOK ON THE GROUND DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. SO YOU REALLY GET THIS STOR OF DUAL EXPERIENCE OF IN THE STUDIO AND ON THE STREET. SO YOU’RE THE MANAGER OF COMMUNITY AND ACADEMIC LEARNING THERE FOR THE MUSEUM. SO I’M SURE THIS HAS BNEE A VERY BUSY TIME TRYING TO GET THIS ALL TOGETHER. WHAT IS THIS BACK END OF PRODUCTION LOOK? DO YOU MEAN HOW DO WE GET THE EXHIBIT IN THE SPACE OR WHAT THE PROGRAM’S COMING UP WILL BE WELL DEFINITELY WANT TO TELL US ABOUT THE PROGRAMS COMING UP, BUT I WANTED TO FIRST LEARN A LITTLE TBI MORE ABOUT HOW THIS EXHIBIT KIND OF CAME TO BE THE WKOR THAT WENT INTO IT. OH SURE. SO THE APERTURE FOUNDATION CREADTE THIS EXHIBITION IN 2019 AFTER IT LEAVES RONALDO. IT WILL GO TOHE T NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND ONO T THE UNIVERSITY OF OF ALABAMA, BUT IT IS THEIRST FULL RETROSPECVETI OF BREATH WEIGHTS WORK AWESOME. SO NOW LET’S GET TO THOSE PLANNED EVENTS. I HEAR YOU HAVE SOME MORE COMING UP THIS MONTH AMBER. YES, WE DO. SO FOR MANY OF US WORKING NINE TO FIVE IT’S NOT ALWAYS EASY TO GET TO THE MUSEUM DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS ONHE T WEEKDAY. SO ON FEBRUARY 18TH, WE HAVE REOLYNDA ON THE HOUSE. SO FROM FOUR TO EIGHT PM, THE MUSEUMS I FREE. YOU WILL HAVE SELF-GUIDED TOURS OF THE EXHIBITION. HOUSE AND THE DNAIA TUFFIN AND MATT KENDRICK TRIO WILL BE PERFORNGMI SO WE’LL HAVE SOME LIVE MUSIC TO COMPLEMENT THE EXHIBIT. WE ALSO HEAV VARIOUS PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY AND ALL THE WAY INTO MAY WHERE WE HAVE ARTISTS THAT WILLEA LD CONVERSATIONS IN THE GALLERY. SO FOR INSTANCE ON FEBRUARY 17TH, WE HAVE NIKITA WALLACE WHO IS FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF WINSTON-SALEM FASHION WEEK, SO WE’RE NOT JUST TALKING. MOVE WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER YOU’RE TALKING WITH SOMEONE WHO IS IS REALLY LEADING THE CHARGE IN NEW FASHION AND TRENDS HERE IN THE TRIAD. AND THEN ON MARCH 3RD,E W WILL HAVE ART HISTORIANR. D JAY CURLEY. TALK ABOUT KWAME BREATH WEIGHT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE 1960S AND SEVENTIES SO FUN ACTIVITIES EDUCATIONALCT AIVITIES LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES THERE AMBER. THANK YOU. FOR A BREAK THAT ALL DOWN FOR US AND JOINING US HERE THIS MORNING IF YOU AT HOME WOULD LIKE TO VISIT THAT EXHIBIT YOU CAN GET TICKETS RIGHT NOW AT REYNOLDA.ORG SLASH BEAUTIFUL ONCE AGAIN THAT EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY, AND I THINK YOU WANT TO GRAB A

Winston-Salem: “Black is Beautiful” exhibit opens Saturday

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite exhibit opens at Reynolda House Museum of American Art this weekend.It’s the first major exhibition focusing on the central figure of the second Harlem Renaissance, according to a release from Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The “Black is Beautiful” cultural movement started in the U.S. in the 1960s.”It was a time when people were protesting injustices related to race, class and human rights around the globe. I focused on perfecting my craft so that I could use my gift to inspire thought, relay ideas and tell stories of our struggle, our work, our liberation,” Brathwaite said in a release from Reynolda House Museum of American Art.You can visit Reynolda House Museum of American Art to check out Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite through May 8th.

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite exhibit opens at Reynolda House Museum of American Art this weekend.

It’s the first major exhibition focusing on the central figure of the second Harlem Renaissance, according to a release from Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The “Black is Beautiful” cultural movement started in the U.S. in the 1960s.

“It was a time when people were protesting injustices related to race, class and human rights around the globe. I focused on perfecting my craft so that I could use my gift to inspire thought, relay ideas and tell stories of our struggle, our work, our liberation,” Brathwaite said in a release from Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

You can visit Reynolda House Museum of American Art to check out Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite through May 8th.

Robert G. Mull

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