Daufuskie Memories: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

The Columbia Museum of Art will present the exhibit Daufuskie Memories: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe from May 27 – August 7, 2016. Additionally, two public programs featuring Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe will take place on June 2. South Carolina Humanities supported this programming with a Mini Grant in April 2016.

Through a series of over 60 photographs taken from 1977–1982, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe vividly and poignantly captured African-American life on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.  This exhibit will mark the first time that the collection of 67 photographs will be shown in its entirety at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Columbia Museum of Art has also invited Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe to present two public programs at the museum on Thursday, June 2 at 12:00 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, footage from the program as well as footage from Daufuskie Island will be incorporated into the Columbia Museum of Art’s award-winning TAP multi-media tours and made available to educators and students.

The Columbia Museum of Art is located at 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201. More information can be found on the website: https://www.columbiamuseum.org/.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 22-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

Image: An old woman sitting at a table in her home; Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe