The Colored Girls Museum presents Part Two of Urgent Care A Social Care Experience.
In Part Two TCGM expands further on this idea of the cultural institution as revolutionary healthcare facility. We invite patrons to see themselves as patients and healers as hosts of healing gifts and creators of ancient and modern healing technologies. Each room transforms into healing spaces through the presence of patients/patrons who alter shared physical spaces through our individual and family histories, our relationships with disability and sickness, and our ability to see others in their fullness.
TCGM welcomes into our spring show, new artists and new works. Keisha Whatley. Natassja Swift and Intisar Hamilton create portraits for our project, «First Time Ever I Saw your Face, Emily Carr Carmel Brown team up to recreate Triage on the third floor of the Colored Girls Museum. Sara Bunn installs work which deals with the subject of human trafficking. We reopen The Colored Boys Room Titled: Diagnostic Imaging, with works by Baron Roane, Mark Jason Weston.
»First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a project within our current exhibition Urgent Care A Social Care Experience Part ll. Too often the colored girl is objectified by everyone --her image becomes what others make of her. «First Time Ever I Saw Your Face» turns a loving gaze on the Colored Girl and ask her to keep a record/journal of her portrait experience.
Urgent Care A Social Care Experience Part Two is made possible by support from The Campaign for Black Achievement. CBMA is a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys. CBMA is led by fellow Wesleyan alum Shawn Dove 84. ‘Says Shawn “The Campaign for Black Male Achievement is seeking to be more intentional with its intersectional support of Black women and girls, so we are thrilled to provide The Colored Girls Museum with sponsorship for their current and future curated exhibits and events.”
Great thanks to Shawn Dove and our brothers and sisters at CBMA for supporting the ordinary extraordinary Colored Girl!!!
About The Colored Girls Museum
The World’s First Colored Girls Museum is a House Museum located in Historic Germantown Philadelphia. The Museum documents and shares the stories and artifacts of " the ordinary extraordinary colored girl". Submissions by artists and curators are accepted through an open call process as rolling submission. The Colored Girls Museum debuted in the 2015 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival and began hosting museum tours in March of 2016. A finalist in the Knight Foundation Challenge Grant in 2016, The Colored Girls Museum continues to garner local and national media attention. Learn More about the Colored Girls Museum by visiting our website at thecoloredgirlsmuseum.com.Photo
by Zamani Feelings depicting «Communion» by Callie J. Roche
Graphic design by Monna Morton
6abc Loves art feature of The Colored Girls Museum
Docent led tours are every hour Sunday from 1:00-5:00.
Group tours are available Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only for groups of ten or more.
General Admission $15
Students / Seniors 65 $10.00 with id
Tickets can be purchased through eventbrite. Limited tickets are available at the door.
Three story Victorian Memoir Museum — not handicapped accessible yet