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Shayna Brown: Can We Live?

Can We Live?

Shayna Brown

Can We Live? is about showing the impact that African Americans have had on American society through acknowledging unrecognized African American inventors. Too often the narrative about African Americans is negative and/or stereotypical and too often the only and most famous black role models are actors, actresses, singers, musicians, and athletes. Blacks are rarely shown as resourceful or innovative or intelligent. By choosing black inventors, the narrative of all that African Americans are and can be begins to open.

Website: Shayna Brown

On display at Stamps Gallery

This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.