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Corporate Author Brooklyn Museum.

Title Witness : art and civil rights in the sixties / Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones ; with Connie H. Choi, Dalila Scruggs, Cynthia A. Young.

Imprint Brooklyn, N.Y. : Brooklyn Museum ; New York : Monacelli Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    704.9493 BRO    Available
Description 176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum, March 7-July 6, 2014; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., August 30-December 21, 2014; the Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin, February 8-May 10, 2015.
"Over 100 works by African American artists and others from the 1960s Civil Rights Movement show powerful responses in art to events of black history. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Witness accompanies an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum and demonstrates the array of aesthetic strategies through which 1960s artists engaged in the struggle for racial justice. Personal recollections from artists including Mark di Suvero and Jack Whitten intertwine with rich illustration, engaging essays, and documentary photos--including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and freedom marchers on the Selma-to-Montgomery March, and Gordon Parks's photos of the Black Panther Party and Muhammad Ali--along with a comprehensive chronology of the period from 1954 to the 1970s. African American artists featured include Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, David Hammons, and Melvin Edwards. Represented as well are notable artists who recorded aspects of the Civil Rights struggle, including Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, and Philip Guston. This collection of emotionally resonant artworks lets us see the Civil Rights movement with new eyes and is a fitting tribute to a turbulent period in history, whose struggles continue to shape America."--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170) and index.
Subject Brooklyn Museum -- Exhibitions.
Art, American -- 20th century -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
African American art -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Civil rights movements in art -- Exhibitions.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions.
Nineteen sixties -- Exhibitions.
Social movements in art -- Exhibitions.
United States -- Race relations -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Carbone, Teresa A.
Choi, Connie H.
Jones, Kellie, 1959-
Scruggs, Dalila.
Young, Cynthia Ann, 1969-
Blanton Museum of Art.
Hood Museum of Art.
ISBN 1580933904

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