For many artists in the 1960s, screenprints and posters became primary mediums for creative experimentation and sharing political ideas.
Exhibition Spotlight: Carrie Mae Weems and the 1980s in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
Living through the cultural shifts of the 1980s, Carrie Mae Weems and other artists examined how images and language—whether in art, media, or advertising—shape and often distort the representation of identity.
Exhibition Spotlight: Dindga McCannon and “Where We At” Black Women Artists in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
In early 1971, Kay Brown, Dindga McCannon, and Faith Ringgold gathered a group of black women to discuss their common frustrations in trying to expand their careers as artists and to build support systems for making their work.
Exhibition Spotlight: Jae Jarell and the Black Arts Movement in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
As one of the co-founders of AfriCOBRA, fashion designer Jae Jarrell made one-of-a-kind, brightly colored clothing that celebrates black families and culture.
Exhibition Spotlight: Lorraine O’Grady and Just Above Midtown Gallery in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
Just Above Midtown Gallery supported the work of black artists engaged in noncommercial, nonrepresentational styles, including Lorraine O'Grady.
Exhibition Spotlight: Howardena Pindell and Dialectics of Isolation in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
Howardena Pindell first showed her video Free, White and 21 as part of Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States.