Salvage: Reclaiming Memphis' Black Aesthetic


The music, art, and creativity that make this city so special are derived from our soul, that soul walks hand in hand with the pain and trauma associated with racism, economic inequity, education disparities and over policing of Black Memphians issues that are now 2 centuries old, but these issues are mirrored by the triumph of Black Memphians ability to find ways to cope, overcome, and courageously continue to hope. This exhibition seeks to explore those relationships, as we fight to salvage and reclaim Memphis' Black aesthetic.

Salvage will also exclusively exhibit work from local Black artists that have not yet been displayed anywhere else in the city; curated CLTV The Collective.

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street - Memphis, TN 38103
May 1 – June 8, 2019
Hours: Closed Tuesdays / Mondays & Wednesday– Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Admission: Adults - $16, Seniors & Students (with ID) - $14
Children (5-17) - $13, Children (4 and under) – Free

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