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Photo of the Day: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

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Photo of the Day: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Faith Ringgold, Edward Kienholz, Jack Whitten, Andy Warhol and more are featured in the Brooklyn Museum's Civil Rights Act commemoration exhibit.

Published March 6, 2014

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Brooklyn Museum is debuting the Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties three-city tour. The exhibit features an array of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, graphics and more, from a diverse collection of 66 of the decade's greatest Latino, Asian, African-American, Native American and Caribbean artists.

“The exhibit is very important and timely because we are marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and the artwork is a collection of a time we can never forget,” Kellie Jones, associate professor in the Department of Art History at Columbia University said. “Some of these issues displayed here remain with us in terms of inequality in education or just the right to walk on the street without being attacked. There are still civil rights struggles today.”

The Witness exhibit will be open at the Brooklyn Museum from March 7 to July 6. For more information, visit here.

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(Photo: Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum; © Jameela K. Donaldson) 

Written by Dominique Zonyéé


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