Black Women: Image and Perception in Popular Culture


 


 

 

Black Women: Image and Perception in Popular Culture, August 1, 2018 - September 16, 2018

A collaboration between the Lewis and the University of Maryland, College Park, this exhibition will unpack the stereotypical imagery of black women that still exist in popular culture. Throughout American history there have been many stereotypical caricatures that have been placed on black women. Among the most recurring designations are the Mammy, Jezebel, and the Angry Black Woman. Each distortion has its own historical connotations and roots that can be traced to racial slavery in America and beyond. The exhibiton, designed under the supervision of Audra Buck-Coleman, Associate Professor of Design, will also provide a timeline of black women's achievements throughout history. 

 

 

Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, September 16
Black Women: Image and Perception in Popular Culture
Admission: 
Included with museum admission