Art During the Civil Rights Movement


As part of Black History month, we’ve featured some great individuals who impacted our society and culture through American popular music.   There was also a great art movement during the turbulent Sixties that many may not be aware of.  The Brooklyn Museum opens a new exhibition on this movement and its artists: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

“Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers how sixty-six of the decade’s artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Caribbean contemporaries, used wide-ranging aesthetic approaches to address the struggle for racial justice.”

Visit their site to see a slideshow with information on each piece:

David Hammons: The Door (Admissions Office) David Hammons,

Jae Jarrell, Philip Guston, Norman Rockwell, Barkley L. Hendricks,

Moneta Sleet Jr.: Rosa Parks, Dr. and Mrs. Abernathy, etc. Moneta Sleet Jr.

The exhibit runs from March 7–July 6, 2014


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