Installation: Be(longing): Unveiling the Imprint of Black Women Hidden in Plain Sight

Nov 14, 2023 - Dec 1, 2023
This event is free

Who can attend?

  • General public
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Contact

Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center
415-806-1622

Description

The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center is proud to announce the launch of an arts and humanities installation by its inaugural public humanities fellow: the award-winning interdisciplinary artist Nicoletta Darita de la Brown.

"Be(longing): Unveiling the Imprint of Black Women Hidden in Plain Sight" is inspired by de la Brown's explorations with archival materials related to Ethel Ennis, Billie Holiday, African American real-photo postcards, and other special collections at the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries. Through video, photographic self-portraits, and site-specific performance, de la Brown responds to the archive with culturally significant and deeply introspective questions: How many Black women are living in the archives? What happens to us when we are invisible? How can I feel seen, and safe, as a Black woman?

The installation can be viewed at the George Peabody Library from Nov. 14 to Dec. 1. The artist will periodically activate the installation through performance.

Find more information about the artist, the installation, and viewing hours online.

Who can attend?

  • General public
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Contact

Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center
415-806-1622