Chelsea Haines

  • Frank Cieciorka, pamphlet cover for All Power to the People: The Story of the Black Panther Party (1970).
    picks July 17, 2013

    “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights”

    A traveling exhibition organized by Maurice Berger, this substantial show explores the trajectory of the civil rights movement in relation to mass media, popular trends, and visual culture in America at the time. Over 250 objects and artifacts from the 1940s through the 1970s are presented via a carefully crafted narrative that offers a multifaceted account of African-American struggles and triumphs.

    The exhibition opens with a powerful display on tropes of blackness: A minstrel makeup set used by performers in blackface is displayed alongside infamous “Coloreds Only” signs, among other jarring