Jan van Raay (American, born 1942). Faith Ringgold (right) and Michele Wallace (middle) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum, 1971. Digital C-print. Courtesy of Jan van Raay, Portland, OR, 305-37. ¬© Jan van Raay
As part of their A Year of Yes, Brooklyn Museum is exhibiting a collection art by black woman artists of an unrecognized generation, entitled
We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85.
The new exhibit, part of a yearlong series of feminist exhibitions, includes over 200 works ranging from film to performance, sculpture to photography, and all created by radical black women of that revolutionary period.
Here's a sneak peak of just a few of these images; we can't wait to see more when it opens on April 21.
Lorna Simpson (American, born 1960). Rodeo Caldonia (Left to Right: Alva Rogers, Sandye Wilson, Candace Hamilton, Derin Young, Lisa Jones), 1986. Photographic print, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy of Lorna Simpson. ¬© 1986 Lorna Simpson
Betye Saar (American, born 1926). Liberation of Aunt Jemima: Cocktail, 1973. Mixed-media assemblage, 12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.7 cm). Private collection. ¬© Betye Saar, courtesy the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)
Faith Ringgold (American, b. 1930). Early Works #25: Self-Portrait, 1965. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Elizabeth A. Sackler, 2013.96. ¬© 1965 Faith Ringgold. (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum)
Lorna Simpson (American, born 1960). Waterbearer, 1986. Gelatin silver print with vinyl lettering, 59 √ó 80 √ó 2¬º in. (149.9 √ó 203.2 √ó 5.7 cm). Courtesy of Lorna Simpson. ¬© 1986 Lorna Simpson
Emma Amos (American, born 1938). Preparing for a Face Lift, 1981. Etching and crayon, 8 ¬º √ó 7 ¬æ in. (21 √ó 19.7 cm). Courtesy of Emma Amos. ¬© Emma Amos; courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York. Licensed by VAGA, New York
Carrie Mae Weems (American, born 1953). Mirror Mirror, 1987—88. Silver print, 24 ¬æ x 20 ¬æ in. (62.9 x 52.7 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. ¬© Carrie Mae Weems
Emma Amos (America, born 1938). Sandy and Her Husband, 1973. Oil on canvas, 44¬º x 50¬º in. (112.4 x 127.6 cm). Courtesy of Emma Amos. ¬© Emma Amos; courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York. Licensed by VAGA, New York.
Lorraine O'Grady (American, born 1934). Mlle Bourgeoise Noire Goes to the New Museum, 1981. Performed at the New Museum, New York. Gelatin silver print, 9 ¬º x 7 in. (23.6 x 17.8 cm). Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates. ¬© 2017 Lorraine O'Grady / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Ana Mendieta (American, born Cuba, 1948—1985). Untitled (Guanaroca [First Woman]), 1981/1994. Gelatin silver photograph, 53¬Ω x 39¬Ω in. (135.9 x 100.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Stephanie Ingrassia, 2007.15. ¬© The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York
Lona Foote (American, 1948—1993). Blondell Cummings performing "Blind Dates" at Just Above Midtown Gallery, November 1982, 1982. Photograph, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. ¬© Estate of Lona Foote, courtesy of Howard Mandel
The exhibit will run April 21- September 17, 2017 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (which is free on the first Saturday of the month!). Learn more at
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