Center for African American History and Culture Audiovisual Records
1 Video recording (1 VHS 1/2" video recording)
87 Cubic feet (1 DAT sound recording ; 6 microcassette sound recordings ; 80 audio cassette sound recordings)
This collection contains audiovisul documentation of the work conducted by the Center for African American History and Culture. It includes sound and video recordings of interviews, programs, and exhibit-related materials created before the Center for African American and Culture merged with the Anacostia Community Museum.
Visual Journal: Harlem and D.C. in the Thirties and Forties exhibition records
An exhibitionn celebrating the work of five African American photographers who documented segregated black communities in Washington, D.C., rural Virginia, and New York City in the 1930s and 1940s. Curated by Deborah Willis the exhibition was held at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, South Gallery from April 18, 1996 to September 29, 1996. Photographers included: Robert H. McNeil, The Scurlock Studio, Morgan and Marvin Smith, and Gordon Parks.
When the Spirit Moves: African American Dance in History and Art audiovisual records
0.1 Linear feet (1 box)
Audiovisual materials created for an exhibition on African American Dance, held at the Arts and Industries Building December 14, 2000 - June 1, 2001. More than 300 paintings, photographs, sculpture, and archival objects -- some dating to the early 1600s -- are used to trace African American dance from its roots in west and central Africa through the 20th century …
Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African American Art exhibition records
An exhibition exploring and examining religious imagery in African American art curated by Deborah Willis. The show was organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and held at the Anacostia Gallery February 14, 1999 through June 15, 1999. This exhibit featured over 60 artists including David C. Driskell, Leslie King-Hammond, Radcliffe Bailey, Chester Higgins, Jr., and Valerie Maynard.
Resonant Forms: Contemporary African American Women Sculptors exhibition records
An exhibition of sculpture and installation art featuring eight women artists, the show sought to decode the social imagery of black women's representation and experiences. Curated by Deborah Willis, the exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and held at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, South Gallery from April 13, 1998 to September 30, 1998. Artist featured included: Denise Ward Brown, Beverly Buchanan, Carole Byard, Rashida Ferndinand, Kira Lynn Harris, Valerie Maynard, and Renée Stout, and Eve Sandler.
CAAHC Army Audiovisual Collection
29 Video recordings (29 U-matic 3/4" video recordings)
This collection contains United States Army-produced videos collected by the Center for African American History and Culture. The video programs focus on race relations and blacks in the military.
African American Museums Association Audiovisual Records
75 Sound recordings (71 audio cassette sound recordings ; 4 microcassette sound recordings)
This collection contains audio recordings of meetings and conferences led by the African American Museums Association (AAMA). It includes recordings of AAMA events from the years 1978-1995, with the majority being created in 1978 and 1979.
Equal Rights and Justice: Reflections on Rights exhibition records
An exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art and the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Georgia and presented to the Washington, D.C. area by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. The exhibit was held at the Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution September 22, 1995 through …
Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present exhibition records
This show presented photographs and photo media based art work produced by black photographers from 1840 to the present. The images in the exhibition form a technical history of the medium as well as a pictorial history of African Americans. Curated by Deborah Willis , the show was exhibited at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, South Gallery from February 4 to June 30, 2000.
This accession consists of subject files documenting the administration of the Anacostia Community Museum (ACM), previously known as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM), 1967-1987, the Anacostia Museum, 1987-1995, and the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, 1995-2006, during the tenures of directors Steven Cameron Newsome, 1991-2004, and Camille Giraud Akeju …