Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Iconic Black Women: Ain’t I a Woman
October 18th, 2019 – March 15th, 2020
Inspired by Black women transcending historical, societal, racial and economic challenges in America, Iconic Black Women: Ain’t I a Woman is artist Hiawatha D.’s homage to the resilience, power and beauty of Black women and Black women history-makers.
Christopher Shaw: Algorithm:Archetype
September 27th, 2019 – April 5th, 2020
Christopher Shaw explores the spiritual bridge between notions of design and processes of divination. Shaw presents us with minimalist works in clay and urges us to consider how objects carry the seeds of culture. Individual and assembled ceramic sculpture join vessel forms in the artist’s latest body of work.
This dynamic, interactive exhibition takes visitors on a multi-faceted journey through time, exploring the history, culture, and art of the region’s African American community. Beginning with the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the chronological timeline encompasses three centuries of challenges and opportunities that were experienced by people who settled in the Pacific Northwest and called it home.
The Journey Gallery also features a display entitled: Legacies of Love in Leadership: Community Educators and Activists
Two Seattle Icons: Bertha Pitts Campbell and Mona Humphries Bailey
Though they grew up in different eras, different states, and were from different generations, Bertha Pitts Campbell and Mona Humphries Bailey were driven by the same vision and ideals. These two women also shared many characteristics. Both women were bold, community-oriented activists, and political risk-takers. One founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1913 and the other led the organization sixty-six years later. Their worlds would come together here in Seattle and the Founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Bertha Pitts Campbell and the 17th National President of the sorority, Mona Humphries Bailey continued impacting local, national and international communities.