Barrier Free
A Socially Engaged Art Installation

November 7- November 16, 2017

Barrier Free is a socially engaged art installation designed by artist Yancy Villa-Calvo for Latino Memphis about the impact of barriers. This installation is in conjuction with the musuem's fall exhibition, Coming to America: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach, 1914 - 1945, which focuses upon four immigrant artists.

 


Black Resistance:
Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement

Februrary 3 - August 19, 2018

Beginning in the 1950s, Ernest Withers (1922-2007) photographed Black resistance in Memphis—from pickets and sit-ins to court room scenes. Although including earlier protests, this exhibition focuses on and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the events from March 27 through April 8, 1968.