This is an in-person event
My name is Jennifer Monet Cowley. I am an artist and the curator at the African American Museum. I came up with a concept for an exhibition titled Tears: Weaponized, Devalued, Reconciled? after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the infamous Central Park incident involving the fake tears of Amy Cooper against Christian Cooper when he asked her to leash her dog and she refused. Tears features 12 African American female artists and 12 white female artists. Tears: Weaponized, Devalued, Reconciled? is an artistic examination of the tears black and white women cry. It is a comparison and contrast of the value of those tears and the faces down which they fall. The value of those tears, or the lack thereof, is an indicator of just how far we have to go toward fulfilling the vision of America being a place where we all are created and valued as equals. This exhibit concludes with reconciliation. The “?” is prominent because it is not clear that reconciliation of this divide is possible. Each artist has created a “panel” and it has been fashioned into a collaborative piece. It is representative of the fact that each of us has a role to play in reconciliation if it is to happen. As you walk away from this exhibit, what will you paint with your life?
Tears: Weaponized, Devalued, Reconciled? opens March 26, 2021 - June 26, 2021 at the African American Museum. There are two artists "meet and greets"....one Friday, March 26, 4-7 and Saturday, March 27, 1-4. Participating artists are the following:
Jennifer Monet Cowley, Missy Burton, Rocky McGee, Lauren Cross, LaShonda Cooks, Desiree Vanecia, Molly Sydnor, Sontonya Necheal, Amy Daniels, Jamila Mendez, June Covington,Misty Oliver Foster, Jane Dashley, Rachel Rushing, Erica Kalish, Erica Stephens, Emily Riggert, Marianne Howard, Lisa Soderlund, Aubree Blomgren, Becky Bales, Talley Williams, Andrea Tosten, Carolyn Sortor and CHOKE.
The African American Museum is located at 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210. inside the Fair Park grounds. Our phone number is (214) 565 - 9026. Our website is www.aamdallas.org. Our hours of operation are currently as follows: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 12 - 5, Closed Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.