Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

A Peculiar Aesthetic Utilizing historic artwork from the Brown University Library Instructional Image Collection, the exhibition A Peculiar Aesthetic examines how these images coalesce to represent a world in which plantations, slave markets and dwellings, maroon ambushes, cosmetic boxes, figurines and decorative tables, and printers’ typefaces of runaway slaves – evoke again and again the realization of how central slavery was to ways of life within New World and American societies.

An opening reception for this exhibit was on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 from 5-6:30 PM at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Gallery, 94 Waterman Street.

This exhibition was on display through October 27, 2015 at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-4:30pm.

Man viewing exhibitIf you are interested in bringing a group or visiting outside of our normal hours, please email slaveryjustice@brown.edu.

View the catalog for A Peculiar Aesthetic

View images from the exhibition opening