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“To the Colored Waiting Room” by Marion Palfi: June Collection Highlight

By Nyaradzai Mahachi, Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow, High Museum of Art

As part of her work as a Mellon Curatorial Fellow in the African Art department, Nyaradzai Mahachi has curated a photography installation centered on the generation empowered during the civil rights movement. The selected photographs include images depicting children and feature photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Myrlie Evers, a leading civil rights activist; and Mahalia Jackson, who is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the twentieth century.

Artwork by Marion Palfi
Marion Palfi (American born Germany, 1907–1978), To the Colored Waiting Room, 1945–49, purchase with funds from the H. B. and Doris Massey Charitable Trust and Lucinda W. Bunnen for the Bunnen Collection, 1994.58.

In this month’s collection highlight, we take a look at one of the included photographs, Marion Palfi’s To the Colored Waiting Room, currently on view in the Stent Family Wing on the Skyway Level.

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