Mirror of Race

The Mirror of Race Project focuses on images from 1839-1876, spanning approximagely forty years before, during and after the Civil War, which demonstrate how race was a much more fluid and ambiguous concept than we may now assume. Through a combination of a freely explorable general collection and specific thematic exhibitions, Mirror of Race encourages viewers to reexamine how they see others and themselves by reflecting upon the categories of race that we employ almost automatically in our daily lives.

Collaborator(s): Dr. Gregory Fried, Department of Philosophy