In a time when talk of losing — losing lives, losing political battles, losing rights — can overwhelm the national conversation, “Nine Moments for Now,” an exhibition at Harvard’s Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, explores the question: “What does winning look like?”
Near the start of “Nine Moments for Now,” the riveting exhibition at the Cooper Gallery at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center in Cambridge through Jan. 21, is a hall of black and white photos of the dead.
Dell Marie Hamilton curates this examination of art’s intersection with politics. The show is part of For Freedoms, a nationwide campaign exploring Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s four tenets of human rights, famously depicted by Norman Rockwell.
The operatic opening notes in “Nine Moments for Now,” a sweeping exhibition about democracy, race, and society at Harvard’s Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, are grounded in violence and grief.