- Image courtesy of Auburn Avenue Research Library
- Aug 4, 2016 – Dec 4, 2016
Days Time Every Mon,Fri 12pm – 6pm Every Tue,Sat 10am – 6pm Every Wed-Thu 12pm – 8pm Every Sun 2pm – 6pm
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, hosts "Spatial Trauma and the American Slave Cabin: Intersection of Memory, History and the Architecture of Enslavement," a photographic exhibition by Dr. Curtis Graves. As a direct descendent of Africans enslaved on New Orleans’ Evergreen and Whitney Plantations, Graves artistically explores these spaces with a particular focus on the structures that housed enslaved Africans. Via a well-crafted minimalist photographic aesthetic, this exhibition forces viewers to experience these plantations from the lived visual perspectives of the enslaved. By examining the intentional spatial trauma created by plantation architecture, Graves also encourages viewers to consider the ongoing contemporary marginalization of the memory and history found at historic sites of Black suffering in the United States.
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