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  • Family Pictures

    February 16, 2018 – May 20, 2018

Presented by:
Columbus Museum of Art
About the Event:

Original CMA exhibition Family Pictures explores the ways in which black photographers and artists have portrayed a range of familial relationships, from blood relatives to close-knit neighborhoods to queer communities. Beginning with Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes’s groundbreaking 1955 book The Sweet Flypaper of Life, the exhibition gathers photographic series, installations, and videos by an intergenerational group of artists, including John Edmonds, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Deana Lawson, Lorraine O’Grady, Gordon Parks, Sondra Perry, Ming Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems. Their images of family life often maneuver between intimate, everyday stories and broader political realities, between the universal human condition and the particular histories of race in the United States. As Lawson says of her work, “Every day is political, the everyday is personal.”A touchstone for several of the artists in the exhibition is the work of Roy DeCarava (American, 1919-2009). Coming of age in Harlem during the 1940s, DeCarava reacted against what he saw as superficial stereotypes and “sociological” studies of his neighborhood by mostly white outsiders. With the aid of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1952, the artist set out to create expressive photographs of life in his community. He eventually published 140 pictures along with text by Langston Hughes in The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), a fictional family album that tenderly captures intimate moments of domestic life both in Harlem and seemingly everywhere.

Event Schedule:

February 16, 2018 – May 20, 2018

  • Fri Feb 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Feb 17, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Feb 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Feb 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Feb 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Feb 22, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Feb 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Feb 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Feb 25, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Feb 27, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Feb 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 1, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Mar 4, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Mar 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Mar 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 8, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 9, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 10, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Mar 11, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Mar 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Mar 14, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 15, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 17, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Mar 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Mar 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Mar 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 22, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 23, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Mar 25, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Mar 27, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Mar 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 29, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 30, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 31, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Apr 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Apr 4, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Apr 5, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Apr 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Apr 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 8, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Apr 10, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Apr 11, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Apr 12, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Apr 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Apr 14, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 15, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Apr 17, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Apr 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Apr 19, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Apr 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Apr 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Apr 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Apr 25, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Apr 26, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Apr 27, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Apr 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 29, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu May 3, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri May 4, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat May 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 8, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 9, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu May 10, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri May 11, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat May 12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue May 15, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed May 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu May 17, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri May 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat May 19, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun May 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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