Cummer Museum debuts new race and illustration pictures exhibition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An internationally renowned exhibition that explores embracing the black encounter is on…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An internationally renowned exhibition that explores embracing the black encounter is on display in Jacksonville.

The pictures exhibition Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness opens Thursday, April 15 at the Cummer Museum.

Visible activist Zanele Muholi uses their physique as a canvas to confront the deeply private politics of race and illustration.

The assortment of black and white pictures poses a query about social injustice, human legal rights, and also expresses what they connect with a reclaiming of their blackness– and how other folks can do the same.

Even though Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Darkish Lioness is primed and centered about the black working experience, the museum’s main curator suggests Muholi encourages viewers of all cultures to request by themselves critical issues about empathy, bravery, and the power of just about every and every single voice.

“At the Cummer Museum, we like to present distinct kinds of art and media, but also artwork that is manufactured in different geographical places, throughout diverse time intervals to make the story of us, as a tradition, as a modern society, come to daily life by way of art,” Cummer Museum Main Curator Holly Keris said.

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Far more than 80 works are on screen in the exhibition until June. Jacksonville is the exhibition’s closing halt in the United States on its global tour.

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