Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art

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Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art brings together over 120 works of art that explore the universal human experiences of struggle, transcendence, and salvation. Drawn from the collection of Washington D.C.-based Julia (Judy) Norrell, these inspiring works illustrate the essential common threads that unite people of all cultures, irrespective of their politics, race, or religion.

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Philip Brookman is Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Merry Foresta is Senior Curator of Photographic Collections for the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Paul Roth is Associate Curator of Photography Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Jacquelyn Days Serwer is Chief Curator at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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Common Ground is a stunning collection of more than 160 evocative photographs, paintings, drawings, and sculptures selected from the collection of Julia J. Norrell, a child of the South and the daughter of two members of Congress who treasures art's revelation of both beauty and truth (however disturbing), capacity for inspiring compassion, and celebration of diversity and resiliency. Her vision is praised by Bill Clinton in his foreword and elucidated in detail by Philip Brookman, a curator at the Corcoran Galley of Art in Washington, D.C. The works themselves embody essential and universal aspects of the human experience, namely our sense of place and time, hope and belief, memory and tribute. The photographs rule the book, particularly indelible images by Walker Evans, Roy DeCarava, Chester Higgins Jr., and Gordon Parks, but every work is compelling, and the juxtapositions and synergy found between this unusual book's covers are truly inspiriting. Donna Seaman
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