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Public Opening | Ming Smith: Feeling the Future

Visit the Museum for a public celebration of the exhibition, Ming Smith: Feeling the Future.

Ming Smith: Feeling the Future explores Harlem-based artist Ming Smith’s unparalleled and under-recognized career and is Smith’s first solo exhibition at a major institution to survey her work from the early 1970s through the present. The exhibition includes Smith’s seminal photographic images, as well as her more recent work across media. Smith’s early images vibrate with the energy of her subjects—in carefully composed images, often developed or processed using techniques such as frame masking, hand-tinting, and superimposition, she blurs boundaries between the ethereal, tangible, and routine. Smith’s work uniquely embraces her subjects aesthetically and intellectually, through a style that is technically experimental and pointedly focused.

We encourage you also to join us for a public program with Aimee Meredith Cox prior to this reception from 6–7PM. Learn more here.

Ticket Information

This event is free to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged.


Location and Accessibility

This event will take place in the Brown Foundation Gallery, located on the main level of the Museum.

Please review CAMH’s safety protocols here. For questions or concerns regarding safety or accessibility, contact YET Torres, Public Programs and CAMHLAB Manager, at


Major support for Ming Smith: Feeling the Future is provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by Art Dealers Association of America Foundation.


Image caption: Ming Smith, “Transcendence, Turiya and Ramakrishna,” for Alice Coltrane, 2006. Archival pigment print, 36 x 46 inches. Image and work courtesy Ming Smith Studio.