Samek Art Museum Downtown Gallery Exhibit: "Meet My Melanin"

Arts & Museum Exhibits

December 6, 2022 to March 5, 2023

Samek Art Museum, Downtown Gallery

 

Meet My Melanin,

Dec. 6 – March 05
Samek Art Museum's Downtown Gallery

Photography by Jetta Nicoline Harrison

 

About:

Meet My Melanin is an evolving movement that highlights and honors Melanated individuals by allowing them space to practice reclaiming their full selves through individual sacred photo-story sessions. This movement challenges the narrative that history would have us believe about people of color—that their lives, stories, truths, and histories do not matter.

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Meet My Melanin Exhibition Opening Reception 
Tuesday, December 06, 2022, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Join us in celebrating the Samek Art Museum’s Meet My Melanin exhibition. Meet the artist Jetta Nicoline Harrison, take in the photographs, and enjoy light refreshments. Meet My Melanin is an evolving movement that highlights and honors Melanated individuals by allowing them space to practice reclaiming their full selves through individual sacred photo-story sessions

Meet My Melanin Event
Sunday, February 19, 2023, 1 p.m.
Campus Theatre, 413 Market St, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Join us in celebrating the Meet My Melanin movement, the subjects who dared to participate, and artist Jetta Nicoline Harrison in a time of joy! See photos not included in the gallery exhibit and hear the participants’ stories in their own voices. There will be a reception following the event at our Downtown Gallery.

Curatorial Text:

MEET MY MELANIN

Melanin is magic.

It’s unique and irreplaceable. It’s wise, spiritual, and powerful. It existed before us, will continue to exist long after we are gone, and deserves to be honored!

For centuries, this precious gift has been demonized and weaponized. People of color have been systematically stripped of their right to own their power, as they are forced into a narrative that doesn’t accurately reflect who they are or where they come from—and it’s time for that to stop.

Meet My Melanin is an evolving movement that highlights and honors Melanated individuals by allowing them space to practice reclaiming their full selves through individual sacred photo-story sessions. This movement challenges the narrative that history would have us believe about people of color—that our lives, stories, truths, and histories do not matter, and is a space for us to practice using our voices so that we can better take up our rightful space in the world around us.

The movement also aims to grow into a community that empowers people of color in multi-dimensional ways as we continue on our journey together. If you’re a person of color, consider joining in – this is the place for you!

– Creator, Jetta Nicoline Harrison

 

 

 

 

 


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