Catalog from the exhibition Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art.
Written by Gretchen Sullivan Sorin and Mary C. Aimonovitch
Sections include The Negro Portrayed as “a Beast”, My Identity is Bound in Your Own, The Girl in the Red Dress, And a Special Fear for My Loved Ones, and Face to Face.
“Among the art collections of the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA), housed in the Fenimore Art Museum, are many visual images of African Americans purposefully collected. Stephen C. Clark (1882-1960), trustee and benefactor of NYSHA, and later Clark in collaboration with Dr. Louis C. Jones (1908-1990), the Association’s Director from 1947-1972, purchased these images and artifacts because they found them aesthetically important, but also particularly American.”
Softcover, 72 pages, full-color and black-and-white photographs
Published in 2008 by Fenimore Art Museum.