TRAVELING EXHIBITION - THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT

A traveling exhibition of Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad is currently traveling to various venues throughout the United States through 2022. The show is part of the roster for Mid-America Arts Alliance. For exhibition details, availability, or to book the show, please click here.

April 6, 2018 to May 25, 2018 at Panola College in Carthage, Texas.

The traveling exhibition Through Darkness to Light will be on view starting April 6th at The M. P. Baker Library at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. Please call 903.693.2052 for information.

Additional Upcoming Venues and Dates:

Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center;
Portsmouth, VA; Jun. 16 - Oct. 20, 2018
Alexandria Black History Museum;
Alexandria, VA; Jan. 28 - Mar. 16, 2019
West Baton Rouge Museum;
Port Allen, LA; Apr. 6 - May 25, 2019
Boone County Public Library;
Burlington, KY; Jun. 16 - Aug. 11, 2019
Canton Museum of Art;
Canton, OH; Sept. 1 - Oct. 20, 2019
Gorman Discovery Center;
Kansas City, MO; Nov. 10, 2019 - Jan. 7, 2020
Upcountry History Museum;
Greenville, SC; Jan. 28 - May 25, 2020
Gettysburg Foundation;
Gettysburg, PA; Jun. 16 - Aug. 11, 2020
Bell County Museum;
Belton, TX; Sept. 1 - Oct. 20, 2020
University of Arkansas;
Little Rock, AR; Nov. 10, 2020 - Jan. 7, 2021 (pending)
Temecula Valley Museum;
Temecula, CA; Jan. 28 - Mar. 16, 2021 (pending)
Pink Palace Museums;
Memphis, TN; Apr. 6 - Aug. 11, 2021
Ypsilanti District Library;
Ypsilanti, MI; Sept. 1 - Oct. 20, 2021 (pending)
Mennello Museum of American Art;
Orlando, FL; Nov. 10, 2021 - Jan. 7, 2022

For exhibition details and availability please click here.

Installation Images from previous venues are below.


CENTER PhotoSummer 2017 presented Through Darkness to Light at photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space. Signed copies of the book of the same title from Princeton Architectural Press are available.


Through Darkness to Light was on view at the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center through June 30, 2017. The exhibition was brought to Charlottesville as part of the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book. 

PDNB Gallery opened Through Darkness to Light in February of 2017 with an artist talk and book signing. An additional artist talk highlighted Jackie Rockwell reading an essay she had written in reaction to viewing the show as part of a college photography course.


Through Darkness to Light opened at Arnika Dawkins Gallery in February 2017 with an artist talk and book signing.


 

As part of the 2015 New Orleans Photo Alliance PhotoNOLA Festival Jeanine Michna-Bales was awarded the top Portfolio Review Prize by the reviewers that included photography curators, editors, publishers, gallery owners and other industry professionals, resulting in a solo show at the NOPA Gallery during PhotoNOLA 2016. The exhibition was entitled TWO PROJECTS: An Overview.


  Frack-tured was a part of  Perspectives  at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts  in Longview, Texas at the beginning of 2016.

Frack-tured was a part of Perspectives at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, Texas at the beginning of 2016.


Denison Museum at Denison University hosted Through Darkness to Light during the Fall 2015 semester. The curriculum for several classes was built around the exhibition that also featured work from Glen Ligon, Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems. Michna-Bales visited with a few classes and groups, as well as giving an artist talk at the opening.


  An image from  Frack-tured  was chosen to be a part of Newspace Now: 2015 Members' Salon  at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.

An image from Frack-tured was chosen to be a part of Newspace Now: 2015 Members' Salon at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.


Jeanine Michna-Bales and the project Through Darkness to Light were chosen to be a part of Moving Walls 23: Journeys from the Documentary Photography Project at Open Society Foundations. The group show also includes work from Glenna Gordon, Dionysis Kouris, Liam Maloney, and Shahria Sharmin and was curated by Susan Meiselas and Stuart Alexander.

The photographers in Moving Walls 23: Journeys honor the audacity, resourcefulness, and creativity of people carving out new opportunities and realities. Whether escaping the bondage of slavery, fleeing war and hardship, or creating spaces to make their voices heard, they are all pursuing avenues toward a more self-determined future.
— Open Society Foundations

 

Through Darkness to Light was a part of Southern Exposure: Portraits of a Changing Landscape at the Museum of Contemporary Art | Jacksonville in 2015. Other participating artists included William Christenberry, Deborah Luster, Sally Mann, Richard Misrach, Andrew Moore and Alec Soth.

Images courtesy Doug Eng and MOCA | Jacksonville.


  Michna-Bales was awarded a Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria  by juror Malcolm Daniel as part of the  32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition  at Houston Center for Photography in 2014.

Michna-Bales was awarded a Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria by juror Malcolm Daniel as part of the 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition at Houston Center for Photography in 2014.


  The Curve,  2014 CENTER Award Winners Traveling Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado.

The Curve, 2014 CENTER Award Winners Traveling Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado.


   Through Darkness to Light   was awarded First Place in the Gallerist's Choice category by juror Steffi Schulze in the  CENTER 2014 Choice Awards  resulting in a scholarship to Review Santa Fe 2014 and being exhibited as part of the group show,  The Curve , 2014 CENTER Award Winners Show.

Through Darkness to Light was awarded First Place in the Gallerist's Choice category by juror Steffi Schulze in the CENTER 2014 Choice Awards resulting in a scholarship to Review Santa Fe 2014 and being exhibited as part of the group show, The Curve, 2014 CENTER Award Winners Show.

  The Curve,  2014 CENTER Award Winners Show at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Curve, 2014 CENTER Award Winners Show at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

© 2017 Jeanine Michna-Bales