Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls

Wednesdays through Sundays
Boca Raton Museum of Art

“Black Pearls” brings Washington DC-based photographer and activist Reginald Cunningham to Boca Raton’s historic Pearl City neighborhood to photograph the stories of generations. The artist captured not just images of Pearl City residents, but also the physical and ephemeral elements that make up the community. Pearl City is the oldest existing neighborhood in Boca, and its physical property anchors downtown, located south of Glades Boulevard between Dixie and Federal Highways. Pearl City's community, however, stretches beyond these physical limits. Cunningham photographed, and with the aid of Dr. Candace Cunningham, captured the oral histories of both current-day Pearl City residents and the children of the original settlers that have moved to other cities. Investigating further the different ways that community can be defined, the 24 photographs in Cunningham’s special exhibition highlight Pearl City people and landmarks. Visitors may also hear the stories in the subjects' own words via audio and transcribed video of the interviews. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color catalog featuring an introduction to the artist by Dr. Imani Cheers and an historical essay on Pearl City by Dr. Candace Cunningham. Equally important to this project is the aid of the Boca Raton Historical Society which provided a wealth of historical information, particularly through their permanent online exhibition "Pearl City: A Community Remembers."

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$0-12 · Call 561-392-2500, ext. 228

Wednesdays through Sundays

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