The “Women Without Words” exhibition explores the ways in which African American women have been publicly presented in various mediums and invites visitors to consider what museum labels tell us and how our own perceptions change the way we see a piece.
How do interpretive panels and labels impact the way we interact with art? What assumptions do we make about African American women – and the artists who portray them – as they are depicted in various media?
Each artifact in “Women Without Words” is exhibited without context. No labels. No panels. No interpretation. Instead, patrons are invited to examine each piece and provide their own interpretation in this interactive exhibit.