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My name is Raquiyah Lewis I went to visit the Multiple Choice Perspectives on the Spelman Collection exhibit on Monday March 4 2013 and Tuesday March 5 2013 at the times of 10 am The atmosphere of the museum was very hectic during the times in which I decided to go It was very crowded and lots of noise from the various amounts of people that were also there to see the exhibit The atmosphere of the museum would have felt much different for me have I went during the time in which I went last semester for my first audio midterm exam Walking into the museum there were two pieces of art that caught my attention The painting by Renee Cox named Hot-En-Tot that gave me the impression of how black women were portrayed with the big butt big breasts and half dressed The word that entered my mind immediately to explain this work of art was the Jezebel stereotype The second painting that caught my attention and the one I chose to talk about is the work of art named Groovin High by Faith Ringgold The artwork spoke volumes to me In the artwork what caught my attention were the vibrant colors all throughout the painting Also the way in which the artist decided to make and decorate the painting like the quilt that surrounds the main focus of the artwork that is in the middle I was attracted to the blacks putting their emotions into dancing and the way they dressed which is very classy and dressy in the painting They seem to be in a club expressing their freedom free spirit and the new Negro in which they have become In ADW we started the semester talking about the new Negro and a new movement an artistic movement called the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a time when many blacks moved north and found their home in Harlem New York
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