11Feb, 3-5pm Through a Lens Darkly

Movies at SAAM:  Through a Lens Darkly


This work is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. Directed by Thomas Allen Harris; not rated (90 minutes, 2015). 

It will be preceded by a short film, Black art, Black Artists(6 minutes; 1971).

Photography curator for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Aaron Bryant, as well as director, writer, and producer of the film Thomas Allan Harris will be holding a post-film discussion.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Building

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), McEvoy Auditorium

Open daily
11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20004