Harlem, Hollywood, Broadway: African American Legends


Harlem, Hollywood, Broadway:
African American Legends Photographed by Jack Mitchell


Chan Gallery


January 19 – March 22, 2020



Donna Summer, 1977, archival vintage exhibition print, 19 x 13 in.

Cicely Tyson, 1995, selenium toned vintage gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in.


This exhibition features 36 hand-selected silver gelatin and color photographs of important African American artists and performers taken by Jack Mitchell over a career spanning five decades. Mitchell died in 2013 at age 88. His first cover photograph for a major magazine was of Haitian dancers for the May 1951 issue of Color Magazine. Exhibition highlights include singer-songwriter Harry Belafonte, singer Whitney Houston (in her first photo session with a professional photographer), dance company founder Alvin Ailey, writer Toni Morrison, singer Roberta Flack, soprano Leontyne Price, hip hop group Public Enemy, singer Donna Summer, actress Cicely Tyson, and actor Ben Vereen.



Lecture and Preview Party


Friday, January 17, 2020


Lecture: 6 p.m.


Reception catered by Chef Narvell: 7-8:30 p.m.


Members: $25 | Non-members: $50


Tickets on sale: December 17, 2019



Thank you, Sponsors!


Bryant Bank
Minority Leader Anthony Daniels of the AL House of Representatives
Dianne and James Reynolds
Bobby Bradley and Charley Burruss


Ina and Garrett Smith
Alabama A&M University
City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs