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.
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