Exhibitions

 

Dr. Zuberi is the curator of exhibitions.  He curated Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware at the Independence Seaport Museum (Premiered in May 2013).  Using four key moments in Philadelphia's history representing the themes of Enslavement, Emancipation, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights, Tides of Freedom urges visitors both to bear witness to a story central to Philadelphia and American history, and to think about the meaning of "freedom" both historically and in today's world.  His exhibition, Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Posterpremiered at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in June 2013. Black Bodies in Propaganda presents 33 posters from Dr. Zuberi’s private collection; most of these posters target Africans and African-American civilians, in times of war. These carefully designed works of art were aimed at mobilizing people of color in war efforts, even as they faced oppression and injustice in their homelands. The posters reveal changing messages on race and politics through propaganda from the American Civil War to the African Independence movement in this innovative, world-premiere exhibition.