The Michael D. Harris Collection Virtual Exhibition: Imaging Self
June 30, 2023 David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora
Dive into the recently donated archive, the Michael D. Harris Collection, through our virtual exhibition “Imaging Self”.
Michael D. Harris was an artist, writer, curator, poet, and scholar. In his work as a scholar he was also an activist, promoting the reexamination of the depictions of Black individuals, communities, and cultures as they are represented in art and daily life.
The Michael D. Harris Collection measures approximately twenty-four linear feet with an additional 90 GB of digital files. The collection includes correspondence; taped interviews and transcriptions; photographic prints and 35mm slides; field notes from Harris’ study in Ile-Ife, Nigeria; publications and unpublished writings by and about Harris, including his poetry; records of his curation and participation in AfriCOBRA; books; newspaper clippings; and ephemera. The collection documents Harris’ development as a scholar, artist, and curator across five decades and two continents.
Dive into the recently donated archive, the Michael D. Harris Collection, through our virtual exhibition, Imaging Self created by Archives Field Study Student Susannah Holliday. driskellcenterarchivesexhibitions.wordpress.com/2023/06/02/imaging-self/