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Opening Reception

December 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet artist Jerry Taliaferro at this celebration opening event for SONS: Seeing the Modern African American Male, an exhibition of Taliaferro’s photographs of Muskegon area African American men. The 94 portraits in the exhibition explore how the black American male perceives himself and how he is perceived by others. The men pictured in the exhibition were nominated from the Greater Muskegon area by a committee of their peers. Taliaferro is well regarded for photographic projects and published works, including Women of a New Tribe, a photographic study of the spiritual and physical beauty of black women, is one of his latest projects. This event is free and open to the public.


SONS: Seeing the African American Male is underwritten by Fifth Third Bank, and co-sponsored by Arconic – Whitehall Operations and Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP. Program support is provided by the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Media Partner is WGVU Public Media.



December 13
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Muskegon Museum of Art


Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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