9th Annual Perspectives in African-American Experience: Emerging Visions Residency and Exhibition

Tue, September 8, 2020 12:00 AM at RCAH LookOut Gallery

Featuring artist Alex Callender 

Difficult Love (What Scatters and Then Comes Back Together)

Paintings and drawings exploring a speculative history of the Black Atlantic performed by women channeled from colonial paintings and archives.

Due to the restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, we are proud to present this exhibition virtually. Click here for the immersive experience!


Are you staying at home but wishing you could visit RCAH and the LookOut? Wander through the LookOut Gallery online with the virtual tour of our exhibition spaces! To enter the virtual gallery, click here. Tour produced by AbleEyes

To navigate the tour: 

  • Move around the galleries by clicking from circle to circle on the floor
  • Scroll to zoom in and out on specific artworks. 
  • Cursor over blue pins for more information about artworks
  • Click the icons on the bottom left to see a "dollhouse" view or jump to a different RCAH space 
  • Click the icons on the bottom right to share the tour on social media, use a VR headset, or expand to a full screen view
  • Explore!

Exhibitions included:

  • RCAH LookOut Gallery. Difficult Love (What Scatters and Then Comes Back Together). Paintings by Alex Callender.
  • 2D Display Cases. Justice for All: Social Justice in Comics*
  • 3D Display Cases. Every Day: Works from the Firecracker Foundation Collection*

*Exhibition websites for both display case exhibitions coming soon.

This image is of one of the artworks of the exhibit described on this page. Paint on canvas, the image shows a mysterious Black woman wearing a large turban that appears to have hands coming out. Behind the figure is a soft forest lit with strange glowing lights.

Co-Sponsors: Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Department of English, RCAH Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, with support from a OIII Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities