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Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones ; with Connie H. Choi, Dalila Scruggs, Cynthia A. Young
Format
Book
Published
New York : Brooklyn Museum/The Monacelli Press, [2014]
Language
English
Variant Title
Art and civil rights in the sixties
ISBN
9781580933902, 1580933904
Summary
"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 information.
Contents
  • Civil, rights, act / Kellie Jones
  • Documentary activism: photography and the Civil Rights Movement / Connie H. Choi
  • Exhibit A: Evidence and the art object / Teresa A. Carbone
  • Civil rights and the rise of a new cultural imagination / Cynthia A. Young
  • Chronology / Dalila Scruggs.
Description
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Notes
  • 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.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-170) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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