Major Traveling Exhibition Brings Nearly a Century of Works by Artists of African Descent to Audiences Across the United States
Black Refractions is accompanied by a new publication of the same title co-published by the American Federation of Arts and Rizzoli Electa. The richly illustrated volume includes essays by Connie H. Choi and Kellie Jones; entries by a range of writers, curators and scholars (among them Lauren Haynes, Ashley James, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, Larry Ossei-Mensah and Hallie Ringle) who contextualize the works and provide detailed commentary; and a conversation among Choi, Thelma Golden, and Jones that draws out themes and challenges in collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art by artists of African descent.
Connie H. Choi is the Associate Curator of the Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Previously, she was Assistant Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She holds an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University and is a doctoral candidate in Art History focusing on works by African-American artists, at Columbia University.
This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Major support for Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem provided by Art Bridges.
Support for the accompanying publication provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.