For fifty years, the Ebony Fashion Fair shaped a new vision of black America through contemporary fashion. This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson, who overcame racial prejudice to bring global fashion to African-American audiences. Developed by the Chicago History Museum in cooperation with Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, presented by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Learn more at museum.gwu.edu/inspiring-beauty.
Photographs by Corcoran School of the Arts and Design student Matailong Du, (MA New Media Photojournalism ’17), artfully document the production of Margin, a dance performed by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in October 2016. As the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s first choreographer-in-residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess (GW Professor of Dance) transformed six portraits from the Smithsonian Institution’s Outwin 2016 American Portraiture Today exhibition into dance.
Matailong Du’s captivating photographs portray the movement of the dancers in Margin and their interaction with artwork in the galleries during preparation for their performance. The exhibit also includes statements by Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Amy Henderson, (Historian Emerita, The National Portrait Gallery), documenting the collaboration.
Image above, right: A member of DTSBDC unfurls the dance floor for the performance set up of Margin in the Kogod Courtyard at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Photograph by Matailong Du.
Now through June 2, 2017
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street NW
Second Floor Display Cases
MPA Building Hours: http://facilities.gwu.edu/general-access-building-hours
Reflections can be defined in numerous ways, from a physical mirror image to a contemplative thought on the past, to a resemblance to a person, place or thing. Reflections of all kinds, importantly, show us something of ourselves. Photographs from GW's Collection by Andy Warhol, Philippe Halsman, Sally Gall, Louis Faurer, and Louis Stettner as well as selected work from local photographers Jackie Bailey Labovitz, Dave Scavone, and Sandy Sugawara show both physical and ephemeral reflections.
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery has also invited four local photographers – Ken Ashton, Ryder Haske, Dean Kessmann, and Gail Rebhan – to exhibit a recent work alongside an earlier work from the GW Collection and include a written reflection of their own. This project highlights the gallery’s ongoing work with students, faculty and alumni artists.
Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Francine Zorn Trachtenberg Photography Fund and the Friends of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Image above, right: N. Jay Jaffee, Man With Sun Reflector (East New York), 1952 (print date unknown). Silver print, ed. 18/25, 10 x 8 inches. GW Collection, Gift of Lawrence Benenson, 1982.
Now through July 7, 2017
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
For more information: https://www2.gwu.edu/~bradyart/brady/exhibitions.html
Friday, May 19, 2017, at 8:30 am, Smith Center (600 22nd Street NW)
Program begins promptly at 8:30 am.
Graduates MUST line-up in Funger Hall (2201 G Street NW) between 7:45 am and 8:15 am.
Learn more about Celebration and find ticketing details.
Celebration Speakers & Prize Winners
Student Speaker: Huda Ibrahim (Tractenberg School)
Faculty: Martha Morris (Museum Studies)
Participating Departments and Programs
Anatomical and Translational Sciences
Art and the Book
Environmental Resource Policy
Fine Arts/Art History
Genomics and Bioinformatics
Interior Architecture and Design
Jewish Cultural Arts
Leadership Education and Development
Legal Institutions and Theory
Media and Strategic Communication
Molecular Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
New Media Photojournalism
Philosophy & Social Policy
Public Policy and Administration
Religion (Islamic Studies)
Speech and Hearing Sciences
Theatre Production Design
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies