Exhibition: Picturing Black American Families

Through documentary photographic images drawn from three remarkable collections preserved in Columbia, Mo., this focus exhibition showcases the diversity of family experiences and emphasizes the significance of cross-generational connections in modern and contemporary American life. The selection of works offers an
exceptional opportunity to appreciate the artistry of photography.

• Images from the 1992 Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition Songs of My People

• Images from a 1997–98 photo-essay Commitment: Fatherhood in Black America by Carole Patterson and Anthony Barboza

• Images from the Missouri Photo Workshop since 1949 documenting life in rural or small-town Missouri

Sunday, February 26, 2017 to 4:00pm

Mizzou North , Permanent 2nd Floor Galleries
115 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65203

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Exhibits, Diversity

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Arts and Science




FREE and Open to the Public

Museum of Art and Archaeology


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Bruce Cox

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Jane M. Ebben

Jane M. Ebben left a positive review 1/10/2017

Beautiful black and white photos taken of men with toddlers or babies. My grandsons loved the knives carved out of wood, and were mesmerized by the sculptures, mostly because of their lack of clothing!