Book on the Edge: Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced

Stephen Burrows had a wonderful exhibition March 22 through July 28 at Museum of the City of New York entitled “When Fashion Danced” with an equally wonderful book of the same name. Highly recommended by me to all fashion, arts, culture, history and disco era lovers for its documentation of a critical time in the New York City fashion and culture scene in which Stephen Burrows helped define a generation through his fashion. A definite collector’s item, “When Fashion Danced” is a must add to a collectors bookshelf and can be purchased online and at the Museum of the City of New York gift shop. Happy reading!

Book on the Edge: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video


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Carrie Mae Weems, Three Decades of Photography and Video (First Center for the Visual Arts)

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video is a must-read retrospective accompanying the national tour of the exhibition with the same title. Featuring some of Weems’s most important art works, the book has essays by leading scholars, explores Weems’s interest in subject matter such as folklore, spoken and written word, and black beauty. In her artistic style, Weems is committed to a variety of issues of social justice. Her early career focused on African-American women and families and has evolved to the stories from the African diaspora, from the legacy of slavery to stereotypes and continues to evolve to include global struggles for equality and justice.

Take a virtual tour by visiting the Frist Center’s mobile site,, from your mobile device.