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Witness : art and civil rights in the sixties  Cover Image Book Book

Witness : art and civil rights in the sixties

Brooklyn Museum (Author). Carbone, Teresa A. (Added Author). Choi, Connie H. (Added Author). Jones, Kellie, 1959- (Added Author). Scruggs, Dalila. (Added Author). Young, Cynthia Ann, 1969- (Added Author). Blanton Museum of Art. (Added Author). Hood Museum of Art (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 1580933904
  • ISBN: 9781580933902
  • Physical Description: print
    176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Brooklyn Museum ; New York : Monacelli Press, 2014.

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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, etc. Note: 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

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