June 29, 2016 to December 31, 2016
View several of the museum’s new acquisitions. The vast majority of the 40 plus objects are on display for the first time, such as a signed photograph of Frederick Douglass and a first edition of his autobiography. This is the institution's first show that is comprised wholly of objects from the collection.
April 28, 2016 to September 30, 2016
This innovative video installation probes black men as they ask and answer provocative questions to each other such as, “Why am I a traitor for dating outside of my race?” “What’s your greatest fear?” The videos were collected from 150 men in 12 U.S. cities, then woven together to simulate a real-time conversation covering themes of family, love, education, violence, and more. The vulnerability and generosity of the men produces complex and authentic images of black men rarely seen in American media. The viewer also gets a window into the complex and often unspoken dialogue among African American men and offers new possibilities for witnessing our common humanity.
October 1, 2016 to January 8, 2017
KKK - Kin Killin’ Kin - is a powerful and thought-provoking series of images that portray youth in urban settings in stylized klan garb that mirrors modern hip hop clothing trends. Pate’s images are a call-to-action against gun violence.
November 2, 2016 to January 15, 2017
The exhibition asks visitors to compare their perceptions to reality, journeying through four parts of the gallery. From this microcosm of African American males, visitors can learn of some of the realities and challenges facing African American men.
October 10, 2015 to April 3, 2016