Barkley L. Hendricks | "Lawdy Mama," 1969 | Oil and gold leaf on canvas | 53 ¾ x 36 ¼ in. | The Studio Museum in Harlem | © Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Dawoud Bey | "A Boy In Front Of The Loews 125th Street Movie Theater, 1976," 1979 | Silver print | 5 1/5 x 8 1/2 in. | The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of the Artist | Courtesy of the artist
Wangechi Mutu | "Hide 'n' Seek, Kill or Speak," 2004 | Paint, ink, collage, mixed media on mylar | 42 x 48 in. | The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum Purchase made possible by a gift from Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Courtesy of the artist
Norman Lewis | "Bonfire," 1962 | Oil on canvas | 64 x 49 7/8 in. | The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of the Estate of Norman Lewis | © Estate of Norman W. Lewis; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Faith Ringgold | "Echoes of Harlem," 1980 | Acrylic on canvas | 79 ½ x 80 ½ in. | The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of Altria Group, Inc. | © 1980 Faith Ringgold
Lorna Simpson | "Blue Wave," 2011 | Collage and ink on paper | 11 x 8.5 in (28 x 21.6 cm) |
Gift of the artist on the occasion of the Romare Bearden (1911-1988) Centennial and The Bearden Project at The Studio Museum in Harlem | Courtesy of the artist
Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA: January 15 – April 14, 2019
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC: May 24 – August 18, 2019
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI: September 13 – December 8, 2019
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA: January 17 – April 12, 2020
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA: May 8 – August 2, 2020
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City: August 28 – December 13, 2020
With over 100 works in all media from the 1930s to the present, this will be the first traveling exhibition to reflect the full breadth of the Studio Museum’s unparalleled permanent collection. The exhibition, including work by artists such as Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Norman Lewis, Wangechi Mutu, and Lorna Simpson, will expand understanding of modern and contemporary art by artists of African descent.
This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Studio Museum in Harlem.