Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters

May 7, 2005 – July 28, 2005

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

International Gallery, Sublevel 3

Ninety framed film posters trace the history of the African American experience in the movie industry. From the golden age of "race movies" to the present, these artworks illuminate the impact of African Americans -- performers, writers, designers, directors, and producers -- on screen and behind the screens.

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Film clips and video

This exhibition is organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and SITES.