Focusing In on "Black Radical Women, 1965-1985" at CAAM
Opening on October 13th, the California African American Museum is showing We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, which focuses on the work of more than forty African American women artists from an under-recognized generation. This exhibition highlights a remarkable group of artists who committed themselves to activism during a period of profound social change marked by the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, the Women’s Movement, the Anti-War Movement, and the Gay Liberation Movement, among others. The groundbreaking exhibition reorients conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history, writing a broader, bolder story of the multiple feminisms that shaped this period.
August 23, 2017