All in the Family: Improvisational Architecture in the Work of Beverly Buchanan curated by Marianetta Porter
The University of Michigan Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) presents an exhibition of the work of Beverly Buchanan, an artist who explores Southern vernacular architecture. Building dreamlike miniature models based on such important structures as the shotgun and plantation house, Buchanan explores the history of Black memory and experience in the U.S. Ms. Buchanan’s works are found in major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The show has been curated by Marianetta Porter, Professor of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Porter’s own research, artistic, and curatorial practices are grounded in the study of African-American history, culture, and representation.
Winter 2013 Gallery Hours: Monday and Friday 1 to 5 PM.