De Pree Art Center and Gallery, Hope College, Holland, Michigan
A screening of the film “Jim Crow to Barack Obama” in conjunction with the dual exhibition Hateful Things | Resilience at Hope College, Holland, Michigan – on Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De Pree Art Center and Gallery. Followed by a discussion led by filmmaker Denise Ward-Brown of Washington University in St. Louis.
“Hateful Things” is a traveling sample from Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia and features a collection of racist objects that trace the history of the stereotyping of African Americans. The exhibition contributes to and is in dialog with the scholarly examination of historical and contemporary expressions of racism and visual culture. It also seeks to promote racial understanding and healing.
“Resilience” was curated by Dr. Heidi Kraus and features world-renowned contemporary African-American artists from the Kruizenga Art Museum and Chicago’s Monique Meloche Gallery, including Faith Ringgold, Sanford Biggers and Lorna Simpson.