Please join Wendel White and The Gallatin Galleries curator Keith Miller for a conversation exploring the artist’s practice and approach(es) to history. For over four decades White’s work has been an investigation of forgotten and violent realities that make up the racial history of the United States. The exhibition includes work from the 1970s to the present, including the series Manifest (2014–2020), Schools for The Colored (2002–2010), Red Summer (2012–2021), and Small Towns, Black Lives (2002). White’s photographs investigate and depict objects, people, and places significant to the African American experience, creating a sobering catalogue of this country’s troubled racial history.
Wendel White is a photographer, educator, and cultural worker whose decades-long practice has investigated the reverberations of the past upon the present. White has created a catalog of this country’s troubled racial history by depicting objects, people, and places of significance to the African American experience. His work has received various awards and fellowships including a 2021 Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography, Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnography, Harvard University and a 2003 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography. White was awarded a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. White has taught at the School of Visual Arts, The Cooper Union, the International Center for Photography, and is currently Distinguished Professor of Art at Stockton University. His work is represented in important national collections including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, and the NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY.
Keith Miller has been the curator of the Gallatin Galleries since it opened in 2009 and has curated over forty thematic gallery and museum exhibitions. He has been a part time professor at Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU since 2006 and was awarded the Gallatin School Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014. He is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2014 Jerome Fellow and works as a filmmaker, artist, educator, and curator.
Photo credit: Douglass School, Murphysboro, Illinois
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