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Jae Jarrell (American, born 1935). Ebony Family, circa 1968. Velvet dress with velvet collage, 38½ x 38 x ½ in. (97.8 x 96.5 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.15. © Jae Jarrell. (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum).

Artists: Emma Amos, Camille Billops, Kay Brown, Vivian E. Browne, Linda Goode Bryant, Beverly Buchanan, Carole Byard, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ayoka Chenzira, Christine Choy and Susan Robeson, Blondell Cummings, Julie Dash, Pat Davis, Jeff Donaldson, Maren Hassinger, Janet Henry, Virginia Jaramillo, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Lisa Jones, Loïs Mailou Jones, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Samella Lewis, Dindga McCannon, Barbara McCullough, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Alva Rogers, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Ming Smith, Carrie Mae Weems

Venue: Brooklyn Museum, New York

Exhibition Title: We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

Date: April 21 – September 17, 2017

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"We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85" at Brooklyn Museum

Howardena Pindell (American, born 1930). Still from Free, White and 21, 1980. Video, 12 min.15 sec. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. © Howardena Pindell

Barbara Chase-Riboud (American, born 1939). Confessions for Myself, 1972. Black patinated bronze with wool, 120 x 40 x 12 in. (304.8 x 101.6 x 30.5 cm). University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, purchased with funds from the H. W. Anderson Charitable Foundation, 1972.105. © Barbara Chase-Riboud, courtesy of her representative Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLY, New York, NY. (Photographed for the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive by Benjamin Blackwell)

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Images:

Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
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Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Lorraine O’Grady (American, born 1934). Garment from Mlle Bourgeoise Noire Goes to the New Museum, 1981. 
Performed at the New Museum, New York.
Barbara Chase-Riboud (American, born 1939).
Confessions for Myself, 1972. 
Black patinated bronze with wool, 
120 x 40 x 12 in. (304.8 x 101.6 x 30.5 cm). 
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 
purchased with funds from the H. W. Anderson Charitable Foundation, 1972.105. 
© Barbara Chase-Riboud, courtesy of her representative Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLY, New York, NY. 
(Photographed for the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive by Benjamin Blackwell)
Senga Nengudi (American, born 1943). 
Inside/Outside, 1977.
Nylon, mesh, rubber, approximately 60 x 24 in. (152.4 x 61 cm). 
Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Burt Aaron, the Council for Feminist Art, and the Alfred T. White Fund, 2011.21. 
© Senga Nengudi. (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum)
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)
Beverly Buchanan (American, 1940–2015). Untitled (Frustula Series), circa 1978. 
Cast concrete, a: 20 x 10 x 16 in. (50.8 x 25.4 x 40.6 cm); b: 12 x 15 1/2 x 15 in. (30.5 x 39.4 x 38.1 cm); c: 22 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (57.2 x 14 x 36.2 cm). Private collection.
 © Estate of Beverly Buchanan, courtesy of Jane Bridges
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Group Show at Brooklyn Museum
Maren Hassinger (American, born 1947). Leaning, 1980. 
Wire and wire rope, 16 in. x variable width and depth (40.7 cm x variable width and depth).
Courtesy of the artist. © Maren Hassinger.
Maren Hassinger (American, born 1947). Leaning, 1980. 
Wire and wire rope, 16 in. x variable width and depth (40.7 cm x variable width and depth).
Courtesy of the artist. © Maren Hassinger.
Jae Jarrell (American, born 1935). Ebony Family, circa 1968. 
Velvet dress with velvet collage, 38½ x 38 x ½ in. (97.8 x 96.5 x 1.3 cm). 
Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.15. 
© Jae Jarrell. (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum).
Dindga McCannon (American, born 1947). Revolutionary Sister, 1971. 
Mixed media construction on wood, 62 x 27 in. (157.5 x 68.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R. M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.32. 
© Dindga McCannon. (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)
Emma Amos (America, born 1938). Sandy and Her Husband, 1973. 
Oil on canvas, 44¼ x 50¼ 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.
Emma Amos, Preparing for Face Lift, 1981
Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee, New York
Licensed by Vagan, New York
Howardena Pindell (American, born 1930). 
Still from Free, White and 21, 1980. 
Video, 12 min.15 sec. 
Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. 
© Howardena Pindell
Faith Ringgold (American, born 1930). Committee to Defend the Panthers, 1970. 
Collage on cardboard, 28 × 22 in. (71.1 × 55.9 cm). Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Endowment for Prints, 236.2016.  
© 2017 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Faith Ringgold (American, born 1930). For the Women’s House, 1971. 
Oil on canvas, 96 x 96 in. (243.8 x 243.8 cm). Courtesy of Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island Correctional Center. 
© 2017 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), 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 ¼  x 7 in. (23.6 x 17.8 cm). Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates.  
© 2017 Lorraine O’Grady / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Howardena Pindell (American, born 1943). Installation view of Free, White and 21, 1980. 
In Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States, A.I.R. Gallery (September 2–20, 1980). 
12 min.15 sec. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
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
Carrie Mae Weems (American, born 1953). Family Reunion, 1978– 84. 
Gelatin silver print, 30 x 40 in. (framed). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. 
© Carrie Mae Weems
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
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
Carrie Mae Weems (American, born 1953). Mirror Mirror, 1987 –88. 
Silver print, 24 ¾ x 20 ¾ in. (62.9 x 52.7 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. 
© Carrie Mae Weems
Lorna Simpson (American, born 1960). Waterbearer, 1986. 
Gelatin silver print with vinyl lettering, 59 × 80 × 2¼ in. (149.9 × 203.2 × 5.7 cm). 
Courtesy of Lorna Simpson. © 1986 Lorna Simpson
Where We At Collective. Cookin' and Smokin', 1972. 
Offset printed poster, 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm). Collection of David Lusenhop. 
Photo courtesy of Dindga McCannon Archives, Philadelphia, PA. 
© Dindga McCannon. (Photo: David Lusenhop)

Images courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Press Release:

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.

Presenting a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds, radical political movements, and profound social change, the exhibition features a wide array of work, including conceptual, performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

Link: Group Show at Brooklyn Museum

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