Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956); Number 2, 1949, 1949; oil on canvas. Copy Right Holder: 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institutem, Museum of Art, Utica, New York. x1200
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Posing Beauty: Behind the Scenes

“How many of you have been here before?” Nine weeks into the run of the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, I have come to expect that at least a handful of students will raise their hand. Some have been to the show three and four times. “Don’t worry,” I say, “every tour is different.”

Posing Beauty is a large exhibition of photographs that explores issues of body image, identity, gender, and race. I have lead tours of Posing Beauty…

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