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"Who Has the Right to Look?: Subjectivity and the Gaze"

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2 PM

The Tougaloo College Art Gallery in The Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center

Professor Phoenix Savage of Tougaloo College leads an interactive activity centered on the act of seeing and being seen as she discusses photographs on view in the exhibition Now: The Call and Look of Freedom—Ernest Withers' Dr. King Reading the Memphis Press-Scimitar in the Lorraine Motel and James Perry Walker's Untitled: Portraits from Mississippi Portfolio.

Now: The Call and Look of Freedom is on view at the Tougaloo College Art Gallery through May 15, 2018.
The Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center
500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, Mississippi 39174
Gallery hours: Wednesday 10 AM - noon; Thursday 3 - 5 PM; by appointment for groups

This exhibition is a project of the Art & Civil Rights Initiative, a multi-year partnership between the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, that leverages the art collections of both institutions to foster dialogue and interpretation about civil rights issues, past and present. The Art & Civil Rights Initiative is guided by the Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE), an initiative of the Mississippi Museum of Art supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. CAPE’s purpose is to use original artworks, exhibitions, programs, and engagements with artists to increase understanding and inspire new narratives in contemporary Mississippi.