The art of the African-American liberation struggle is diverse. Many people first think of documentary photography when considering the civil rights movement and contemporary social unrest. While photography is a prevalent medium in black protest art, artists have employed various media to comment on and raise awareness of structural racism. In The Art of Black Dissent we feature a range of forms from the early twentieth-century to today. In addition to photography, our selections include prints, artists books, posters, graffiti, murals, and zines.
List of objects from our personal collections
The Art of Black Dissent-checklist-February 2017
Sampling of Ephemera from our private collections
Time magazine, May 11, 2015 – cover features Devin Allen’s photography of Baltimore Uprising
RESPOND exhibition poster, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 17-February 22, 2015
Ten Things You Hate About Anita zine, 2016, https://alvarezmustgo.wordpress.com
List of objects from Yale University Art Gallery collection- highlighted in past programs