Date: September 26, 2011
Dr. Laurence Glasco is an author and recognized expert on the subject of black Pittsburgh and on race, caste, and ethnicity in a world perspective. He is Associate Professor of History at University of Pittsburgh, where he has taught African American history since 2009. Dr. Glasco is advising the museum on the firsthand narratives and Pittsburgh Courier content included in the interactive components of Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story, as well as contributing an essay to the scholarly book.
Dr. Johnson Martin is an artist, education specialist, and a consultant for the Pittsburgh Board of Education. He was formerly Director of Career Development for thePittsburghPublic Schools and principal ofHomewoodMontessoriSchool. Dr. Martin is advising museum staff on exhibition design, programs, and curriculum development to engage children and youth.
Tony Norman has been a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 1996 and a member of its editorial board since 1999. In his popular column,Norman writes on contemporary popular and African American culture. Responding with a columnist’s critique, he helps ensure the relevance of the project to contemporary audiences nationwide.
Dr. Ralph Proctor is Chairman of the Afrikana and Ethnic Studies Department at Community College of Allegheny County. He formerly served at the college as Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion. A photographer and collector of African art, Proctor grew up in Teenie Harris’s Pittsburgh community and knew the photographer well. He joined the Advisory Committee in 2008 and is the de facto source for vetting image metadata for the exhibition.
Cecile Shellman is Artistic Director of Visual Arts and Exhibitions at theAugustWilsonCenter for African American Culture. She was formerly Culturally Responsive Arts Education Project Manager for the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, and has also worked for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Museum, Boston; served as Director of Education for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture and the Hecksher Museum of Art in New York; and as museum education curator and gallery director of institutions in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. A practicing artist, Shellman advises museum educators and outreach specialists on exhibition programming.
Dr. Joe W. Trotter is Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice atCarnegieMellonUniversity and also director of the university’s Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy. He is a nationally known expert inUS urban, labor, and African American history. Dr. Trotter is helping situate Teenie Harris’s photographs within the period’s broader American economic and political context. He is contributing an essay for the scholarly book.
Carnegie Museum of Art
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