February 3, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.
Another morning, another Morning Cup of Jazz ...
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February 2, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.
Interested in celebrating Black History Month in the WBGO neighborhood? Today, February 2, a new exhibition is opening at the Newark Museum, Posing Beauty.
Posing Beauty explores the ways in which African American beauty has been represented in the media in both historical and contemporary contexts. In three thematic sections, "Constructing a Pose," "Body and Images," and "Modeling Beauty and Beauty Contests." This exhibition examines contemporary understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts. Posing Beauty features approximately nearly 100 works drawn from public and private collections and will be accompanied by a book by the curator of the exhibition, Dr. Deborah Willis, Chair of the Photography and Imaging Department at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.
Billy Eckstein and Billie Holiday
John W. Mosley
c. 1956 (printed 2009)
Modern digital print
7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
Courtesy of The Charles L. Blockson
Afro-American Collection, Temple University
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