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The Collector’s Eye Exhibition at NCMA
October 4, 2019
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 6, 2019
The Collector’s Eye: Early photographs of African Americans from the Dennis O. Williams Collection.
The collection of Mr. Williams features compelling portraits of African Americans from the last half of the 19th century, a period of dramatic change in the roles of black Americans in society. As a collector, Williams focuses his attention on images of African Americans who were slaves or who might have been slaves.
The Collector’s Eye: Early American photography from the Dr. Paul Lafavore Collection
Dr. Lafavore’s collection focuses on beautifully crafted examples of the daguerreotype, the first commercially successful photographic process. Portraits predominate, many from New England. Unusual are groupings of portraits in period frames.
August 3, 2019 – October 6, 2019
East Building, Photography Gallery 1 (Julian T. Baker Jr. Gallery) and 2 (Allen G. Thomas Jr. Gallery)