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GM-50448-05Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsCincinnati Museum CenterJames Presley Ball, 19th-Century Photographer: An Exhibition Project on His Life and Work4/1/2005 - 6/30/2006$40,000.00JohnE.Fleming   Cincinnati Museum CenterCincinnatiOH45203-1118USA2005U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs400000400000

Planning of two traveling exhibitions with a catalog and public and school programs about African American photographer James Presley Ball as artist, entrepreneur, and abolitionist.

This project is a multi-museum collaboration on the life and work of James Presley Ball (1825-1904), a black photographer who became an internationally recognized artist, abolitionist, and entrepreneur. The project includes two temporary exhibitions, two traveling exhibitions, an exhibition catalogue, and public and educational programs. Project collaborators include Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Arts Consortium of Cincinnati, and national humanities scholars.