HomeCollege of Arts and Sciences"Seven Lenses" Exhibit Pays Homage to Black Life

“Seven Lenses” Exhibit Pays Homage to Black Life

During the month of February, in honor of Black History Month, the Africana Studies minor program has presented an exhibition of work by seven Black artists, curated by multimedia artist Shaunda Holloway and on display in the Lyman Center Lobby Gallery. The artists represented in this exhibit are:

  • Robert Cooper
  • Lydia Douglas
  • Katrina Goldburn
  • Koren Martin
  • Ebony McKelvey
  • P.W. Ng’ang’a
  • Jamel Shabazz
  • Linda Mickens

The exhibit runs through March 4, 2023.

A recent in-depth article in The Arts Paper discusses the works and the artists and explains that “the exhibition both captures and pays homage to the breadth of Black life over decades of American history.”  

The exhibit is the first event presented by Southern’s new Minor in Africana Studies, which grew out of the work of a steering committee headed by History Professor Siobhan Carter-David and English Professor Brandon Hutchinson, co-directors of the minor program.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of Art, and Hamden Amplify the Arts Festival.

Read “At SCSU, Seven Artists Turn The Lens On Black Experience” (By Lucy Gellman, February 20, 2023)

Two photographs by Ebony McKelvey featured in the show (Photo: Lucy Gellman)


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