JERRY TALIAFERRO
TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

TELLING INCREDIBLE STORIES IN INCREDIBLE WAYS


ABOUT JERRY TALIAFERRO TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

In June 2002, the WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE Exhibition opened at the African American Cultural Center in Charlotte, NC, it would be the first of many openings for exhibitions by photographer Jerry Taliaferro. In the almost twenty years since, his exhibitions have traveled continuously around the United States and beyond. In 2010 and 2011, the U.S. Department of State hosted WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE Exhibitions in Bratislava, Slovakia and Bucharest, Romania respectively. Subsequently more exhibitions were developed. Four exhibitions are currently traveling; WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE , THE TEST , SONS and BLACK WOMAN AS MUSE . Great photography is the medium used to tell great stories. Neil A. Barclay, President and CEO of the then African American Cultural Center of Greater Pittsburgh wrote of the WOMEN OF A TRIBE Exhibition, "I was immediately impressed with his ability to tell a story. Using the synergy of portraiture and symbolism, he has found a way to tell the story of both a woman and a people." "Venues that have hosted our exhibitions include:

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the Knoxville Museum Of Art, Yale, University Of Arkansas, Houston Museum of African American Culture, The Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, The Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, The Grout Museum in Waterloo, The Flint of Arts, The Indianapolis Public Library, The Cleveland Public Library, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, the Miami International Airport, The International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, NC, the African American Museum of Nassau County, The Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, MI, The New Orleans Public Library and the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint MI.

A Hallmark of the exhibitions is the effort made to connect with the people of the hosting communities. A unique features of the exhibitions of Jerry Taliaferro is the option of the presenters to modify the exhibitions for their communities. WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE Exhibition often includes the images of "local women" in recognition for services to their communities. See the call for nominations by the Indianapolis Public Library . Some exhibitions have consisted entirely of images of women from the hosting communities. This has been used to great effect to increase community interest and involvement. Likewise the SONS, an exhibition about the modern African American Male, will include subjects from the hosting communities and address "local issues".

PAST EXHIBITIONS

The work of Jerry Taliaferro has been hosted as solo exhibitions over thirty times, below is a listing:

WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE

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Since its premier in Charlotte, NC in June 2002,the WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE exhibition has been traveling always continuously. In every venue the project has been enthusiastically received by the media and the public. Many venues have reported increased attendance and media attention particularly in those venues where images of women from the hosting communities are included in the exhibition. In February 2010, the exhibition made its European premiere when the United States Embassy in Slovakia opened the exhibition in Bratislava. Again the exhibition opened in Europe in February 2011 at the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania.


PAST EXHIBITS


African American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC, June 2002

Bertha M. Roddey Center For Art, Research and Education,Catawba SC, October 2002

Hayti Cultural Center Durham, NC, October 2003

The Literacy Imperative Knoxville, TN, February 2004

YMI Cultural Center, Asheville, NC August 2004

Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC, February 2005

African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2005

The Nashville Tribune, Nashville, TN, March 2006

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL, September 2007

Yale, New Haven, CT, February 2008

Smith Robertson Museum And Cultural Center, Jackson, MS, May 2008

Knoxville Museum Of Art, Knoxville,TN, June 2008

Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO, July 2008

Charles H. Wright Museum Of African American History, Detroit, MI, September 2008

The Harrison Museum Of African American Cultural, Roanoke, VA, April 2009

United States Embassy, Slovakia, February 2010

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA, February 2010

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA January 2011

Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH, February 2011

United States Embassy, Bucharest, Romania, March 2011

University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, March 2012

Miami International Airport, Miami, FL, August 2012

Dunbar Carver Museum, Brownsville, TN, April 2013

Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX, October 2013

Toledo-Lucas Public Library, Toledo, OH, Feb 2014

The New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, LA, June 2014

The Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC, September 2014

The African American Museum Of Nassau County, Hempstead, NY, March 2015

The Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis, IN, August 2015

Black Affairs Advisory Board, Miami, FL, February 2016

Flint Institute Of Arts, Flint, MI, January 2017


THE TEST, THE U.S. MILITARY FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN AVIATORS

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PAST EXHIBITS


The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO, December 2009

Frontiers Of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX, August 2010

Campbell County Libraries, Rustburg, VA, February 2010

Frontiers Of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX, August 2010

Charles H. Wright Museum Of African American History, Detroit, MI, November 2010 THE AIR ZOO, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2011

Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver, CO, October 2011

The Veteran Museum, Indianapolis, IN, January 2012

The Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, WA, May 2012

Tyler Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, TX, June 2012

Ford Theater, Washington, DC, August 2012

The Grout Museum, Waterloo, IA, June 2013

Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, FL, February 2014

The Delta Heritage Center, Brownsville,TN, February 2015

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro, NC, February 2017

Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, Summer 2021


SONS, SEEING THE MODERN AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE

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PAST EXHIBITS


The African American Museum Of Nassau County, Hempstead, NY, February 2016

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum Of Maryland African American History, Baltimore, MD, November 2016

The Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI, February 2017

Muskegon Museum Of Art, Muskegon, MI, December 2018

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, January 2019



BLACK WOMAN AS MUSE

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Visual and Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC, November 2021













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