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The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

The Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Date Sunday, May 08, 2022 - Sunday, September 11, 2022
The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for its extensive collection of nearly 45,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of art history. Following a recent multi-phase renovation and expansion project, it has become a major international hub for exhibitions, scholarly research,... more

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion features vibrant portraits and conceptual images that fuse art and fashion photography. The exhibition opens conversations around the representation of the Black body and Black lives as subject matter and challenges the idea that Blackness is homogenous. In Cleveland, the exhibition has a unique addition to the photographs on the walls: mannequins dressed in fashionable looks created by three of the stylists represented in the show. Arielle Bobb-Willis and Daniel Obasi, who work both as stylists and photographers, and stylist Jermaine Daley each produce a special look that highlights the important role played by stylists in creating the narratives that audiences consume from fashion and photography.

Exhibition Tickets

Adults $12; seniors, students and children ages 6 to 17 $10; children age 5 and under and CMA members FREE

Tickets are expected to book quickly and are not guaranteed. The CMA highly recommends reserving exhibition tickets in advance through online by visiting The New Black Vanguard exhibition webpage. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at 216-421-7350 or on-site at one of the ticket desks.

Photo Credits:
Fire on the Beach, 2019. Dana Scruggs (American). Image courtesy of Aperture, New York, 2019. © Dana Scruggs

Adut Akech, 2019. Campbell Addy (British, b. 1993). Image courtesy of Aperture, New York, 2019. © Campbell Addy

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion
The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

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