Mining The Museum

Mining the Museum

During the fall of 2016, ART PAPERS commissioned a group of Spelman College curatorial studies students to curate a hypothetical exhibition from two art collections belonging to historically black colleges in Atlanta; working with their professor, Dr. Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd, these young curators were instructed to consider the theme, “Home”—a noun, and perhaps a state of being, upon which this November/December issue is atmospherically based. The selection of texts and images that follows is the result of this exercise, which has yielded an exhibition catalogue, of sorts, introduced by Beauchamp-Byrd and featuring collections that are well known neither in nor outside the city they call home. 

This digital exhibit is a reproduction of this collaboration.