I Am Seen…Therefore, I Am at the Wadsworth Atheneum counters the racist images of Black Americans that were presented in mainstream media in the 19th century.
The city, where Douglass made his famous “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech in 1852, has 13 statues of the abolitionist.
The museum opens the group exhibition exploring the life and legacy of the preeminent visionary and abolitionist.
Isaac Julien advances a layered, palimpsestic view of time, not as progress but as a series of lessons. This, then is a note of what I learned.
Like many African American portraitists, Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley represent the Obamas as themselves, and as more than themselves.
In a lifelong battle against racist imagery, Frederick Douglass had over 160 portraits taken, which he hoped would create a public acknowledgment of his humanity.
This week, an unfinished masterpiece, artists on Facebook, Guggenheim’s free online catalogues, Okwui Enwezor lectures on art and civic imagination, Russian space, nasty ancient graffiti and much more …