Black women’s experiences are often left out of histories of slavery, and their contributions at the forefront of social movements are often forgotten. In “Herstory,” Heimark Artist in Residence Jessica Hill explores the ways in which slavery in the U.S. created ideas about race and racial difference that continue to divide our society, with a particular emphasis on women. Through references to folk tales created in the Middle Passage, the rich African American quilting tradition and symbols of slavery, Hill’s work seeks to examine the resilience of black womanhood today. Gallery, Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, 94 Waterman Street.
Herstory: Works by Jessica Hill
When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:00pm