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Posing Beauty in African American Culture

&copy; Ken Ramsey: <EM>Susan Taylor</EM>Photo courtesy of&nbsp;USC Fisher Museum of Art
© Ken Ramsey: Susan Taylor
Photo courtesy of USC Fisher Museum of Art
Posing Beauty in African American Culture
LOS ANGELES  •  USC Fisher Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
First on view at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia, Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. The 84 images in the exhibition challenge idealized forms of beauty in art by examining their portrayal and exploring a variety of attitudes about race, class, gender, popular culture, and politics as seen through the aesthetics of representation.

Artists in the exhibit include, among others, Carrie Mae Weems, Eve Arnold, Renee Cox, Anthony Barboza, Bruce Davidson, and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and the show is accompanied by a book published by W.W. Norton.

USC Fisher Museum of Art Website

Contact: USC Fisher Museum of Art
823 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90089
Tel: (1) 213 740 45 61

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