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May 2017

An Elegant Utility

May 28 @ 12:00 am
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St.,
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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An Elegant Utility explores the creation of place, identity and the Northwest African American community that has historically characterized Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. Featuring a collection of artifacts, including photographs, utilitarian house hold belongings, and legal ledgers, An Elegant Utility examines how the personal history of artist Inye Wokoma’s familial lineage, the Green family, serves as an entry point through which the larger story of African-Americans in Seattle, is reflected. In this exhibition, Wokoma creates a kind of sanctum encompassing the lifelong possessions…

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