The various cultural artifacts on display in COLLECTED: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation encourage reflection on their impact and to look at them with new eyes. We are pleased to present a companion film series made up of features and shorts from earlier eras (1930s-1950's) and from the Hollywood industry, as well as the low budget "race movies" genre made especially for Black audiences. Movie posters from some of the films are displayed as part of the COLLECTED exhibition.
Ethnic Notions (56 min., 1987)
Ethnic Notions is Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the evolution of racial consciousness in America.
Exhibition programs generously supported by Do A Little Fund and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation