The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has opened “Double ID,” a new art exhibit featuring 54 works from the private collection of acclaimed actress CCH Pounder. Running through Oct. 20, the exhibit showcases the CCH Pounder-Koné Collection and delves into the representation of Black men through the lens of W.E.B. Du Bois’ theory of “double consciousness,” which depicts the complex inner lives and identities of Black men. 

The exhibit brings together an intergenerational group of artists from across the African diaspora, offering a complex portrayal of Black masculinity and challenging historical and cultural stereotypes through artistic expressions. Artists featured in the exhibit include Greg BaileyElizabeth CatlettLouis DelsarteTewodros HagosSesse Ngeselin-ElangweFahamu PecouEbony G. PattersonMalick SidibéAlexi Torres, and Kehinde Wiley.

In addition to her notable film and television roles, including “NCIS: New Orleans” and “ER,” Pounder is celebrated for her extensive art collection and dedication to the arts. Her collection, comprising over 500 works, has been showcased in numerous exhibitions including “QUEEN: From the Collection of CCH Pounder,” which was on display at The Wright in 2020. 

Host Stephen Henderson sits down with Pounder at The Wright to discuss the significance of the exhibit’s title and its thematic connection to Du Bois’ theory. She also shared insights into her passion for art and her own creative pursuits both on-screen and in visual arts.

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