Forms and Motifs in African Art: Works from the Avery Research Center’s John R. Dupree Art Collection
opening February 24, 2017
Showcasing manuscript items, images, and artifacts from the holdings from the College of Charleston’s Special Collections and Avery Research Center as well as the South Carolina Historical Society, this exhibit highlights the roles of South Carolinians in forging a new democracy and subsequent challenges to the Constitution during struggles for economic parity, citizenship, and suffrage. Included are letters from George Washington, John Adams, Henry Laurens, Lafayette, and Benjamin Franklin; incendiary pamphlets published during the Nullification Crisis; objects documenting the long struggle for citizenship and equal rights for African Americans; and materials that illustrate women’s fight for suffrage and equal rights in the twentieth century.
Featuring College of Charleston faculty publications, this rotating display showcases a small selection of the scholarly work of the College of Charleston faculty members. Copies of most of these books are in the stacks and available to be checked out to members of the campus community (or purchase in the CofC bookstore).