Past Exhibits

Hard Art, DC 1979

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 5:00pm Lucian Perkins
Juanita Kreps Gallery

Lucian Perkins’ arresting gelatin silver and black-and-white inkjet photographs bring alive a soon-to-erupt hardcore punk scene in the nation’s capital on the eve of the Reagan presidency, an enormously influential artistic and cultural movement inspired by then unknown bands like Bad Brains, the Teen Idles, and the Slickee Boys.

An Everyday Affair: Selling the Kodak Image to America, 1888–1989

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 5:00pm Curator Lisa McCarty
Porch and University Galleries

"The idea gradually dawned on me that what we were doing was not merely making dry plates, but that we were starting out to make photography an everyday affair.” —George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company Exhibit curator Lisa McCarty, 2013–14 CDS exhibitions intern:

My White Friends

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 5:00pm Myra Greene
Juanita Kreps Gallery

Myra Greene has often used the human body—primarily black and brown ones, often her own—to explore issues of difference, beauty, and memory. In conversations with white friends, she realized that they had very different notions of racial identity than her own; in one pivotal exchange, a friend remarked that he really didn’t think about whiteness at all. “I had never considered this was possible...

Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:00pm Gerard H. Gaskin
Juanita Kreps Gallery

Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene features photographs by 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin. Celebrated curator and photographer Deborah Willis chose Gaskin's longtime project to win this prestigious biennial prize.

Soul and Service

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, December 20, 2013 - 5:00pm
Juanita Kreps Gallery

This eight-panel exhibition is designed to celebrate the rich history of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company described by its founders as "The Company with a Soul and a Service." Mutual opened its doors for business in 1898, making it the nation's oldest African American–owned insurance company.