CURRENT EXHIBITS AT SAAM
UPSTAIRS AT SAAM
GROOMING A GENERATION
A History of Black Barbershops & Beauty Parlors
NOW WITH A DIGITAL TAPESTRY
AUGMENTED REALITY SELF TOUR
Digital Tapestry Experience "Soft Launch"
Digital Tapestry, a historically focused virtual and augmented reality experience which uses a cell phone app to bring certain aspects of a museum to life in a new way for visitors and even those who cannot be at the museum in person.
The technology works off an actual tapestry that is one of the centerpieces of the SAAM, a work of art created by David Bunn Martine of the Shinnecock Nation.
It depicts various scenes representative of Black history in Southampton, including a likeness of Concer, images of African Americans who left their homes in the South in droves to come work on farms in the North — including on eastern Long Island — as part of the Great Migration of the middle of the 20th century, and depictions of both juke joints and Randy’s Barber Shop, which was housed where the museum now stands in Southampton Village.
5 PM- 7:30 PM
SAAM is pleased to present a group exhibition of works by artists Lion Ayodele, Ruby Bianchi, Jeremy Dennis, Nati Dred, Kaysha Haile, Brianna Hernandez, Tomashi Jackson, Sekou Luke, David Bunn Martine, Denise Silva-Dennis, Gloria Smith, Lyle Smith, Tohanash Tarrant along with an opening reception poetry reading by Adriana Devers.
Curator: Jeremy Dennis