Archives materials on exhibit at HMAAC

February 16, 2017

Materials from the Barnard Archives regarding the work of Ntozake Shange will be on exhibit in two different locations this Spring: 

At the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC), "a number of pieces, including an original chapbook, as well as photographs, artwork, and ephemera related to "for colored girls..." will be featured. This is part of a traveling exhibit, curated by Peter Souleo Wright, that began at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The exhibit is part of an ongoing celebration of the 40th anniversary of Shange's piece "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf".

The Archives will also be lending two manuscript pages to the gallery Sprueth Magers, in Los Angeles. These pages are part of "Dark Phrases," a piece which became the opening of "for colored girls..." The exhibit is called "POWER: Work by African American Women From The Nineteenth Century to Now," and opens on March 29th in LA.