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May 4, 2011

FATWTS Book On The ICP Library Blog

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In celebration of Mother's Day, the Blog of the International Center of Photography Library includes For All the World to See (Yale, 2010), pointing out the central role in the book played by Emmett Till's mother in altering the course of history. For more about the companion book to the FATWTS exhibition, click on BOOK on the main menu above.

> Read the Blog Post about the FATWTS Companion Book

May 10, 2011

FATWTS Named Next NEH on the Road Exhibition!

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For All the World to See was just selected as the tenth exhibition of the NEH on the Road initiative. NEH on the Road is designed to create wider national access to the ideas, themes, and stories explored in major grant-funded NEH exhibitions. Under the direction of project director and curator Maurice Berger, the initiative will adapt the exhibition in a smaller, lower security version and travel it to up to 35 more venues, mostly smaller and mid-size institutions across the country over a five year period from 2012 to 2017. This will greatly broaden the audience for For All the World to See and widely disseminate is messages about the power of visual culture to change the world!

> Click Here for More on the NEH on the Road Initiative

May 11, 2011

FATWTS Preview In DC

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The Washington Post's Express Night Out picks For All the World to See as a summer destination in DC. Opening soon at the National Museum of American History (10 June to 27 November 2011).

> Read the story.

May 17, 2011

FATWTS Curator Maurice Berger Wins AAMC Prize

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Maurice Berger, the curator and project director of For All the World to See, received a curatorial award for the "Outstanding Exhibition in a University Art Museum 2010," from the Association of Art Museum Curators in a ceremony at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The AAMC prizes are among the highest honor afforded museum curators in the United States and Canada and the only awards voted on by curators themselves. "Each year our awards stand as the high-water mark for acknowledging the exemplary work of curators from across North America, “ says Sally Block, Executive Director of the Association of Art Museum Curators, “What is most impressive is the these are the only awards given to curators by their peers.” In addition to FATWTS, this year's winners include curators from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Cincinnati Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Photo: 2011 AAMC Award Recipients (Maurice Berger, third from right).

> Read the AAMC Press Release

> Read about the AAMC Award in Arts Journal

May 19, 2011

ALA Names FATWTS Book Outstanding Academic Title 2010

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The American Library Association has just named the companion book for For All the World to See a Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2010, in the category of Art and Architecture!

Here is Choice's Full Citation:

Berger, Maurice. For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Yale/Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County/National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian, 2010. 207p index afp; ISBN 9780300121315, $39.95. Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2010sep CHOICE.

In this compelling, insightful book, cultural historian and art critic Berger (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County) underscores the myriad ways that images in advertising, film, photojournalism, and television fashioned and fortified the modern civil rights movement from the early 1950s to the mid 1970s. Echoing cultural critic bell hooks's assertion that the struggle for black liberation was a battle for both visual and political representation, Berger demonstrates how civil rights leaders fought to replace century-old caricatures of doting mammies, entertaining dandies, and exotic primitives with positive portrayals of modern, self-assured, and successful citizens. Analyzing representations of race in the news and entertainment industries, Berger shows how black leaders orchestrated media events to rouse African Americans to action and compel European Americans to confront the realities of racism. He underscores how popular film and television programs both supported and undermined these aims. Berger's incisive examination into the visual culture of American race relations will cause readers to look anew--quite literally--at the civil rights movement and to grasp the power of images to transform American life. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. -- K. A. Schwain, University of Missouri--Columbia

> Read About the Companion Book

May 21, 2011

NEH On The Road Announces FATWTS As Next Exhibition

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NEH on the Road officially announces for For All the World to See as the next exhibition on their roster. First venue opening in April 2012 (while the "big" version continues its tour).

> Read More About FATWTS As Next NEH On The Road Exhibition

May 22, 2011

Hooks Book Award Finalist: FATWTS

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Yet another honor! The companion book of For All the World to See was named as a finalist for the National Book Award of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change of the University of Memphis. The award recognizes a publication that best advances an understanding of the American civil rights movement and its legacy.

> Read 2011 Hooks Award Press Release

> Read More About The Hooks Award In The Tri-State Defender

May 31, 2011

FATWTS Opens At The Smithsonian On 10 June!

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For All the World to See opens next week at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History! It runs from 10 June through 27 November 2011.

> Read About FATWTS on the NMAH Website

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