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If These Walls Could Talk
January 15 - May 3
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is proud to host the major history and artistic collaboration If These Walls Could Talk. The show will place ceramicist Ginger Geyer’s modern porcelain sculpture into the historic spaces of the museum. CIVA Member, Geyer, in collaboration with actor Jennifer Rousseau Cumberbatch will use the artwork as a launch pad for a series of conversations between two adolescent girls, Chlora and Ruby Virginia. The two girls, one white and one black, will highlight similarities and dissonances between past and present, high art and material culture, and experiences and treatment one would have received in a home like the NCHM Greek Revival-style mansion depending on race, class, gender, and socio-economic status through time.
Opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m. is free and open to the public. It features docent-led tours, a conversation with the artists and a preview performance by Jennifer R. Cumberbatch called “Rise and Shine,” based on Geyer’s work.
General exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 15 to May 3. But a series of special related events will be hosted over the course of the exhibition. Visit the website for details.