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Just Beyond the River: A Folktale Exhibition

Just Beyond the River features selections from Daesha Devón Harris’ series of mixed media pieces, made using a personal collection of unidentified, discarded Victorian-era portraits. In production over multiple years, throughout every season, her process includes submerging a transparent version of a portrait in a body of water amongst an arranged aquatic still-life and photographing the […]

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Langston Hughes (1939) Photo by Carl Van Vechten, From "O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes.

Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Renaissance Portraits on Display

“In 1983 the Eakins Press Foundation published only 100 copies of “O Write my Name”: American Portraits, Harlem Heroes by Carl Van Vechten, consisting of a portfolio of 50 photogravures by the titular photographer, critic, and Gertrude Stein literary executor. At the time, it was available only to public archives. One such archive is the […]

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