Residents in Brooklyn will have a chance to view work from civil rights artists next month.
For four months, the Brooklyn Museum will be home to Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, an exhibit that offers an in-depth look at painting, sculptor, graphics and photography from some of America’s most iconic creatives.
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.
The 1960s was a critical period where dramatic social and cultural upheaval took place. Artists aligned themselves with the civil rights movement, in hopes of inspiring those to end racial discrimination and promote unity.
Their art tested the political theories that taught oppression, and often preached methods of resistance, self-definition and blackness. The exhibit runs from March 7- July 6.
Visit www.brooklynmuseum.org for more info.
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