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Witness : art and civil rights in the sixties

Witness : art and civil rights in the sixties / Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones ; with Connie H. Choi, Dalila Scruggs, Cynthia A. Young.
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Brooklyn Museum ; New York : Monacelli Press, 2014.
Physical Description
176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
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.
Added to Catalog
May 28, 2014
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170) and index.
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.
Also listed under
Choi, Connie H.
Jones, Kellie, 1959-
Scruggs, Dalila.
Young, Cynthia Ann, 1969-
Brooklyn Museum.
Blanton Museum of Art.
Hood Museum of Art.

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