Boston University Art Galleries
Black History Month Exhibitions & Events


Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

February 2 – March 25, 2018

Reception: Wednesday, March 14, 7:30pm

Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery

855 Commonwealth Avenue

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5pm
Thursdays until 8:00pm

Lee Friedlander, Untitled, from the series Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, 1975, Gelatin silver print. Gift of Maria and Lee Friedlander.



The Photographic Book 

Thursday, February 15, 5:30pm

Stone Gallery 

A conversation between Professor Kim Sichel, Associate Professor, History of Photography and Modern Art, Boston University Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Peter Kayafas, Director, Eakins Press Foundation and publisher of Lee Friedlander: The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, will critically engage with the development and reception of Friedlander’s iconic images in book form.


They Were Always Marching:

 African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement  

Wednesday, March 14, 6:00pm.

Exhibition reception will immediately follow the event.

Stone Gallery

This panel will explore the instrumental role and agency of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement, from local civic gatherings to shaping national policy. The efforts of women during this era were often overshadowed by their male counterparts.  This panel discusses the powerful contributions of women of color in the creation of social and political change historically and through today.


Participants include:
La Tanya S. Autry, Curator of Art and Civil Rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College;
Dr. Ashley Farmer, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, Boston University;
Sheila Pree Bright, Artist