An exhibition of sculpture and installation art featuring eight women artists, the show sought to decode the social imagery of black women's representation and experiences. Curated by Deborah Willis, the exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and held at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, South Gallery from April 13, 1998 to September 30, 1998. Artist featured included: Denise Ward Brown, Beverly Buchanan, Carole Byard, Rashida Ferndinand, Kira Lynn Harris, Valerie Maynard, and Renée Stout, and Eve Sandler.
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These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, research files, artist lists, administrative records, exhibit layouts and brochures.
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Organization of Independent Artists records, circa 1970s-circa 2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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