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Multimedia TAP Tour of Black Is Beautiful

Learn more about the exhibition with our multimedia tour featuring in-depth discussions with experts from both inside and outside the art world. In this tour, you'll hear from:

Rob Coffey is a Columbia-area photographer known for his street photography and portraiture. He shares some technical insight on photography as well as what he loves about these images. You can find out more about Coffey on his website.

Delores Logan is a lifelong civil rights activist who grew up in Saluda, South Carolina, where she led the youth chapter for the NAACP. In the early 1960s she attended college at Howard University in Washington, DC, where she continued her work in activism. She shares her personal stories from the era that spawned the Black is Beautiful movement. Logan serves on the CMA board of trustees and is an active member of the CMA affinity group Friends of African American Art & Culture. 

Nancy Tolson, Ph.D., teaches English and African American studies at the University of South Carolina, where she is the assistant director of the African American Studies program. She brings historical and cultural perspective to this exhibition in her discussion. Tolson serves in the CMA Docent Corps as well as the board commission.

Catherine Walworth, Ph.D., is the CMA's in-house curator for this traveling exhibition. She brings her love of fashion and design history to the conversation.

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Multimedia Tours of the Collection 

Experience the stories behind the art as you tour the museum. The multimedia TAP tour is a free online tour designed specifically for functionality with mobile devices. You'll want your headphones for these!

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