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March 12, 2021-October 3, 2021
Originating in a farmhouse in Northford, Connecticut, the Simpson Collection, named after Randolph Linsly Simpson, was purchased in 1987 and became the permanent collection of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Simpson devoted his life to collecting and elevating African American art, artifacts and ephemera spanning from the 17th to the 19th century.
The Amistad Center has grown this dynamic collection to include contemporary works. Through the Looking Glass explores the progression of the collection and underscores its relevancy to the here and now.