Nearly 200 special guests joined us for the private preview party of In Conversation: Modern African American Art, which includes paintings, photography and sculpture by African American artists from the 1920’s through the 1990’s.
Roland L. Freeman, Dancing at Jazz Alley. Chicago, Illinois, June 1974, from the series Southern Roads/ City Pavements, 1974/ Printed 1982, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George H. Dalsheimer. © 1974 Ronald L. Freeman
DJ Chip McConney transported us through time by spinning tunes from each decade featured in the exhibition.
Guests also had access to conversation lounges, fully decked out with couches and iPads for tweeting, to inspire online and in person dialogue about the exhibition.
Shanti Freed, Juliette Fritsch, chief of education and interpretation, Lucille Wymer, executive assistant to the director and CEO, and Eric Roth.
Conversation cards pose exhibition-related questions to spark dialogue.
Mike Agosti in the Conversation Lounge uses #peminconvo to Tweet about the exhibition.
Steve Hoffman, Ellen Hoffman, Dan Monroe, the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO, Patricia Ho and Thomas MacDonald.
Lynda Hartigan, the James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator, Mary Anne Rose, wife of exhibition artist Herbert Gentry, and Rachel Tolano.
In Conversation: Modern African American Art is on view through September 2, 2013.