"Tears" exhibition examines differences between

There is a powerful exhibition at the African American Museum, Dallas, called Tears: Weaponized, Devalued, Reconciled?

The exhibition was conceived by artist and AAM curator Jennifer Monet Cowley after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the Central Park incident involving the fake tears of Amy Cooper against Christian Cooper when he asked her to leash her dog and she refused.

So she gathered a group of 12 African American female artists and 12 white female artists to assemble this exhibition examining of the tears that black and white women cry.

Tears: Weaponized, Devalued, Reconciled?
Tears: Weaponized, Devalued, Reconciled? Photo credit African American Museum, Dallas

It is a comparison and contrast of the value of those tears and the faces down which they fall.

On Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m., the public is invited to the museum as some of these artists gather to discuss their works, the meaning and immense pain behind them, the inequity and the racial divide, and the role all women have to play in reconciliation, if that is to happen.

Admission to the Museum and the discussion is free. The Museum is located at 3536 Grand Ave. in Fair Park, Dallas. Enter through Gate 5.

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