Wolfsonian-FIU Library

Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Sharf Associate Librarian Rochelle Pienn. Rochelle has been processing and cataloguing recent additions to the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection at the Wolfsonian, and has also been selecting objects and writing interpretative text for some of the Spanish-American War materials that will be featured in an exhibit on the fifth floor gallery. In the course of culling items and condensing the interpretative text down to very concise labels, lots of information gets left out. Rather than see that exhaustive research go to waste, we thought that we would share some of it with you, as a teaser to entice you to visit the show which will be up in time for the 110th anniversary of Cuban Independence celebrated in Miami on May 20th, 2012.

My dear friend Isis took a harrowing boat ride from Cuba to the United States at…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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