The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) is currently presenting “My Like for Our Community,” a solo exhibition, featuring the fine art images of John Pinderhughes. The show opened July 16 and will be open to the community through September 10. Pinderhughes has been highlighted in a number of publications and textbooks like “Reflections In Black: A Record of Black Photographers” by Deborah Willis.
John Pinderhughes has obtained a popularity as an award-profitable specialist artist, with major business enterprise shoppers as properly as the attention of museum and gallery curators as seen by way of his illustrious exhibition history. He has been widely exhibited and has perform in main collections like the Smithsonian Countrywide Museum of African American Heritage and Lifestyle, the Museum of Modern-day Art and the Studio Museum of Harlem. He is a longtime member of Kamoinge, a collective of Black artists formed in the 1960s to support photographers in obtaining recognized in the art entire world.
The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) started in 2005 below the East Stop African American Museum and Centre for Excellence. It has functioned as a museum — hosting occasions and exhibits in general public spaces all through Southampton Village — most notably the Yearly Southampton African American Movie Pageant.
The new residence for SAAM is 245 North Sea Highway in Southampton. Affectionally called “The Barbershop,” the building was a neighborhood gathering place for place African People from the 1940s until finally its closing. In 2010, the Village Historic Preservation Board selected it the very first African American historic landmark in the Village of Southampton. For much more facts, take a look at saamuseum.org.