Upcoming Exhibitions

Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

on view starting February 10th, 2023

Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club explores the connection between African American artist Jacob Lawrence and his contemporaries based in the Global South through the Nigerian publication Black Orpheus. The exhibition features over 125 objects, including Lawrence’s little-known 1964–65 Nigeria series, works by the artists featured in Black Orpheus, archival images, videos, and letters. Read More

Current Exhibitions

Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers

on view through January 8th, 2023

From photography’s beginnings in the United States, Black studio photographers operated on the developing edge of the medium to produce beautiful portraits for their clients, while also making a variety of other photographic work in keeping with important movements like pictorialism, modernism, and abstraction. Called to the Camera illustrates the artistic virtuosity, social significance, and political impact of Black photographers working in commercial portrait studios during photography’s first century. Read More


Past Exhibitions


Exhibition Videos

Video: Reflections on Women in Ancient and Modern Egypt

Join Dr. Monica Hanna, College of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, in Aswan, Egypt, and moderator Dr. Haitham Eid, Director of the Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Southern University at New Orleans, in this virtual lecture presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt. Read More