JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cummer Museum is tackling racial injustice through art.
Action News Jax was invited for a sneak-peek of the museum’s newest exhibit, “Hail the Dark Lioness”, which aims at getting conversations started.
Museums have always been a big part of Wanda Willis’ life.
“I would always bring my kids here, whenever my husband and I visit a city, one of the first things we do is visit a museum,” she said.
Making a career out of it only made sense. Willis helped play a role in bringing “Hail the Dark Lioness” to Jacksonville for its last stop.
“It really means a lot to me as a woman of color,” she said.
Willis hopes people feel a sense of community and gain more understanding from touring the exhibit.
In the exhibit, activist Zanele Muholi shares almost 100 self-portraits, asking critical questions about social injustice.
“Look at what it means to be Black, and to be Black all 365 days of the year, it’s a great opportunity for our community,” Willis said.
Willis wants everyone who visits the exhibit to leave with a deeper knowledge and better understanding of the Black community.
The exhibit opens to the public Thursday, and will be at the museum through June 20th.
"Look at what it means to be Black, and to be Black all 365 days of the year, it’s a great opportunity for our community," one woman told me.— Stephanie Bennett (@StephanieANJax) April 14, 2021
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