Freedom – Equality – Humanity
18 May to 24 September 2023
Josephine Baker is an icon. She was an international star, a champion of liberty and the struggle against racism. Singing and dancing, she captivated audiences around the world and used the stage to promote the message that peace, liberty and equality are a universal human right, regardless of skin colour, religion, nationality, gender or sexual orientation.
«I’m not intimidated by anyone. There is only one race, the human race.»Josephine Baker
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1906, Josephine Baker experienced segregation and racial violence as a child. In 1925, her show talent took her from the USA to liberal Paris, then the creative epicentre of Europe. There she became a star, the highest-paid revue dancer and the first female superstar with African American roots.
To the exhibition: Josephine Baker – Bundeskunsthalle Bonn