Black Women: Image & Perception in Popular Culture




Black Women: Image & Perception in Popular Culture, August 1, 2018 - September 16, 2018

A collaboration between the Lewis and the University of Maryland, College Park, this exhibition will unpack the stereotypical imagery of black women that still exist in popular culture. Throughout American history there have been many stereotypical caricatures that have been placed on black women. Among the most recurring designations are the Mammy, Jezebel, and the Angry Black Woman. Each distortion has its own historical connotations and roots that can be traced to racial slavery in America and beyond. The exhibition, designed under the supervision of Audra Buck-Coleman, Associate Professor of Design, will also provide a timeline of black women's achievements throughout history while featuring timely images of black women today. 



Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, December 2
Black Women: Image and Perception in Popular Culture
Included with museum admission