Upcoming Special Exhibitions

 

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

February 10, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Main Special Exhibition Space

Sale of Estates, Pictures and Slaves in the Rotunda, New Orleans; by William Henry Brooke.

Purchased Lives examines the trade from the perspectives of the millions of enslaved men, women, and children who found themselves at the mercy of the antebellum slave market.
Paintings and prints illustrate how the domestic slave trade appeared in the public sphere; slave narratives, maps, photographs, and three-dimensional objects speak to the experiences of the people bought and sold.

The exhibition also highlights traders’ roles and the industries that undergirded the slave trade (including banking, insurance, health care, provisioning, and textile manufacturing) and reveals how families and communities shattered by the trade worked against the odds to reconnect in the decades following the Civil War.

Exhibition by The Historic New Orleans Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross

September 22, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Main Special Exhibition Space

Excavating the box of negatives and documents Henryk Ross buried in the ghetto at 12 Jagielonska Street, Lodz, March 1945. © Art Gallery of Ontario.

Memory Unearthed offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto during its existence from 1940 to 1944, through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross (1910–1991).

This exhibit presents more than 300 of Ross’s powerful photographs, comprising a moving, intimate visual record of the Holocaust. The images are accompanied by artifacts, including Ross’s own identity card, and ghetto notices. An album of contact prints, handcrafted by Ross and shown in its entirety as the centerpiece of the exhibition, serves as a summation of his memories, capturing his personal narrative.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

 

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