Brooklyn Museum Takes on Pop Art and Protests in the ’60s | The Brooklyn Reader

“Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties,” at the Brooklyn Museum Barkley L. Hendricks, Lawdy Mama, (1969). Oil and gold leaf on canvas. The Studio Museum in Harlem, gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman.

On Friday, March 7, The Brooklyn Museum will debut Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, a presentation of 103 works by 66 artists, all of whom were influenced by and responded to the political and social turmoil of the 1960s.

Co-curated by Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Kellie Jones, associate professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, the exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, passed in 1964.

via Brooklyn Museum Takes on Pop Art and Protests in the ’60s | The Brooklyn Reader.

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