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03.21.2017 | Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery Its People and Place | Free

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 26, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 26, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until August 26, 2017

Categories: Visual Arts


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This multi-media exhibition, conceived by photographer Jennifer Colten, includes 50 large scale, color landscape photographs by Colten, as well as video and oral histories by Denise Ward-Brown, historical land documentation, historical narrative panels and an art installation by Dail Chambers, which together provide an overview of the history and issues surrounding this historically African-American cemetery.

The exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Ferguson Academic Seed Fund Grant from Washington University in St. Louis, Karen and Lawrence Kotner, Barbara and Arthur McDonnell, Officer Funeral Home P.C. and James and Brenda Rivers. In-kind support is provided by Special Collections, Olin Library, Washington University in St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum.

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