Artist Steve Prince mixes historical and contemporary references to allude to specific historical moments, like the Greensboro Four, while including changes that allow the work to resonate today, including in the activism of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Professors from universities around the area bring their students to the Print and Drawing Study Center at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to see works on paper from the permanent collection that are currently in storage. One of the most frequent requests is for the I Am a Man portfolio by African American photographer Ernest C. Withers (1922-2007). He is best known for his works documenting the Civil Rights Movement. Our Curator of Print and Drawings, Sachi, provides the background for Withers' photography career and the impact he had on the movement for equality.