Monthly Archives: February 2018

February 03

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY- BOSTON: Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

Frederick Douglass was in love with photography. From his earliest known photograph in 1841 until his passing in 1895, he sat for his portrait whenever he could and became the most photographed American of the nineteenth century; more photographed than President Abraham Lincoln. In this first major exhibition of Douglass photographs, we offer a visually […]

February 03

GIBSON HOUSE- BOSTON

Completed in 1860, the Gibson House stands virtually untouched as a historic house museum in Back Bay. In 2001, the National Park Service designated Gibson House as a National Historic Landmark. A unique and unspoiled single-family residence, it retains its kitchen, scullery, butler’s pantry, and water closets, as well as formal rooms and private quarters. […]

February 01

THE HIGH: “A FIRE THAT NO WATER COULD PUT OUT”: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Taking its title from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech before his assassination in 1968, “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out” reflects on the fiftieth anniversary of this tumultuous year in American history. Following his death in Memphis, Dr. King’s enormous funeral procession through Atlanta took over the city’s streets with thousands […]