Lonnie Graham

Lonnie Graham
Young Eatonville Festival Patron, Day Two, January 2002
pigmented inkjet print
On loan from the Light Work Collection

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Embracing Eatonville

January 20–March 18, 2007

Founded in 1886, Eatonville, Florida, is the oldest black incorporated town in the United States and was home to the celebrated Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston. The exhibition looks at the spirit and character of Eatonville through the work of contemporary photographers Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, each of whom have created a new body of work for this exhibition, exploring the importance of place to individual and collective identity. The project is a collaboration among Light Work, a non-profit gallery supporting the work of artists in photography and digital media; A Social Studies Project (ASSP), an artists’ collective; and the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts in Eatonville.

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Embracing Eatonville is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, as part of its support of UMMA’s 2006–07 season.

Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the University of MichiganŐs Office of the President and Office of the Provost, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Pfizer Inc., the Friends of the Museum of Art, the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund, and the Monroe-Brown Foundation.

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