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Posing Beauty in African American Culture!

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Susan Taylor

RICHMOND, Va. – Posing Beauty in African-American Culture features more than 85 works by artists like Carrie Mae Weems, Eve Arnold, Sheila Pree Bright, Bruce Davidson and many others. The exhibition opens Saturday, April 26th and runs through July 27th at The Museum of Fine Arts.

Posing Beauty explores a contemporary understanding of beauty in the African and African-American Culture, photos range from the late singer/actor Isaac Hayes, Actress Pam Grier, to former editor of Essence Magazine and a young model Susan Taylor, (featured in this post) as well as Afro picks, Afros, and the human body.

In addition to the photographs, Curated Debra Willis will speak about “Re-framing Black is Beautiful” a topic from Posing Beauty on Sunday April 27 at 3pm. The museum is also planning a family day on June 21 and will open the exhibit free to the public.

For more information on Posing Beauty in African-American Culture and other features at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts visit or call 804-340-1000.