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Exhibitions Tour: In Their Own Voices and A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture

Harvard Radcliffe Institute Gallery Tour
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This dual tour of two Harvard Radcliffe Institute exhibitions—In Their Own Voices: Black Women’s Lives from the Archives and A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture—is an opportunity to view and celebrate materials and artworks by and about Black women.

In Their Own Voices highlights the lifework and legacies of Black women whose papers are held at the Schlesinger Library, while A Female Landscape centers around an artwork by Mildred Thompson on loan from the Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College. Join Holly Smith, Spelman College archivist; Petrina Jackson, Lia Gelin Poorvu Executive Director of the Schlesinger Library; and Chassidy A. Winestock, visiting curator at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, as they discuss the materials and artworks on view in the Lia and William Poorvu Gallery and the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery.

This tour will begin at the Poorvu Gallery in the Schlesinger Library (8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138). Following the tour of In Their Own Voices: Black Women's Lives from the Archives, we will take a short walk to the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall for the second part of our tour, of A Female Landscape and Abstract Gesture.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute gratefully acknowledges the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Endowment Fund for the Arts and the Helen Blumen and Jan Acton Fund for Schlesinger Library Exhibitions for their support of these exhibitions.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required and opens soon.


Petrina Jackson, Lia Gelin Poorvu Executive Director of the Schlesinger Library and librarian of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute

Holly Smith, college archivist, Women's Research and Resource Center, Spelman College

Chassidy A. Winestock, doctoral candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University; visiting curator, Harvard Radcliffe Institute

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