Teenie Harris Photographs: Great Performances Offstage, celebrates performances of all kinds as produced or experienced by Pittsburgh’s African American community between ca. 1935 and ca. 1980.
Actor Bill Nunn guest curated the exhibition, as well as its companion show, Great Performances Onstage at The August Wilson Center, and was struck by how the artists, August Wilson and Teenie Harris, were able to blend worlds.
“August Wilson and Teenie Harris brought young people and the everyday working man together with the great artists of the day,” said Nunn. Whether it was a star showcase production from Harlem’s Apollo Theater, or a Sunday school nativity pageant, Teenie Harris was there to photograph the anticipation, excitement, and showmanship of a great performance.
Great Performances Offstage
January 22, 2016 – July 17, 2016