North Little Rock Events

Reflections: Images and Objects from African American Women, 1891-1987
February 23, 2017 - April 30, 2017

ESSE Purse Museum and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) are thrilled to announce a new collaborative exhibit, Reflections: Images and Objects from African American Women, 1891-1987, which opens at ESSE on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The temporary exhibit runs through Sunday, April 30, 2017, and is included in regular admission price.

In conjunction with Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Reflections honors and celebrates African American woman in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit will view their lives through the lens of feminine material culture, fashion, ephemera, and photography. ESSE and MTCC hope visitors will reflect on the private and public spheres of every day life of African American women in Arkansas and beyond.

The artifacts on display represent the collections of MTCC, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and ESSE Purse Museum. The private collections of the Bernice Lamb McSwain family and Mary and Joshua Swift have also contributed to the making of this exhibit.

ESSE Purse Museum & Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. General admission is $10 and student, senior (60+), and military admission is $8. Ask us about group rates.

Esse Purse Museum
1510 Main Street, Little Rock
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