As The Studio Museum in Harlem celebrates Juneteenth this Saturday, we invite our audiences to consider resources that can provide further information around the legacy of this holiday, the many ways it is celebrated, and how it continues to be a cornerstone of Black culture and celebration in the United States.
When people think about mental health and wellness, museums might not be the first thought that comes to mind. Even as I was studying to become an art therapist, I never considered museums as a site for therapeutic practice.
Family photos hold a unique space within our personal histories and contemporary art. The family photos of Black women photographers, such as Carrie Mae Weems and Latoya Ruby Fraizer, help validate and enlighten the artistry within ourselves and our ancestors.