- Ms. Weems! Still one of my favorite pieces ever. I saw this within the #WeWantedaRevolution show @brooklynmuseum for the second time today. This time I also took in the Georgia O'keeffe show on the same visit. I admire both exhibitions but it is telling to see them exist side by side. I wonder when I will see a presentation (of any form) of a Black woman's work and life that so fully reveres her-- literally down to her old worn-down shoes? Snow White, and don't you forget it.
- Inspiration | Pre - @goodfoodawards | Brooklyn Museum of Art | We Wanted a Revolution : Black Radical Women 1965-85. #brooklynmuseumofart #wewantedarevolution #gotoamuseumtoday #gather #community #powerful #aroundthedinnertable
- As an extra bonus photographer, July 1 @brooklynmuseum #NoelleThĂŠard, will be taking portraits of artists for use on Wikipedia! If you don't have an image on your Wikipedia page, need a headshot (for free!!!) or want to join the fun (first come, first served), stop by!!
ThĂŠard holds an M.A. in African Diaspora Studies from Florida International University, a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and a certificate in advanced studies from the SpĂŠos Photographic Institute in Paris, France. She has an MFA in Photography from @parsonsschoolofdesign .
Her photographic work on #hiphop culture has taken her to South America, South Africa, and Europe. Her images of Latin American hip-hop are featured in the #MiamiHeraldâs award-winning series âA Rising Voice: Afro-Latin Americans,â and her images of hip-hop in South Africa are published in the anthology Native Tongues: An African Hip-Hop Reader.
Her professional practices are wide ranging and include Director of #Photography for the acclaimed #1neDrop project by Dr. #YabaBlay and co-directorship of #FotoKonbit, a non-profit organization created to engage and empower #Haitians to tell their own stories and document their communities through photography. She also founded a photography program at the #MiamiMuseumofContemporaryArt. #blacklunchtable #wewantedarevolution #blackradicalwomen #targetfirstsaturdays #wikipedia #editathon đˇby @noelletheard
- Still thinking about these Emma Amos paintings I saw last month at the @brooklynmuseum's We Wanted a Revolution show. Wishing I could go visit them again. #emmaamos #wewantedarevolution #brooklynmuseum
- "No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women." - bell hooks #wewantedarevolution #art #activism #women #gender #race #intersection #politics #feminism #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #nyc #brooklyn #blackart #swipeleft
- Thank you â¨đđ˝ Last night was so moving thanks to the challenging but lively conversation about countering sensationalized narratives regarding rape, fragile agency, self-love, and healing. Thank you attendees who watched and asked hard questions â¤ď¸, thank you to my collaborators @eliserpeterson @jamproxy and @terenceetc for holding it down, and to the @brooklynmuseum for your grace in presenting this work. #pride2017 #wewantedarevolution
- In early 1971, Kay Brown, Dindga McCannon, and Faith Ringgold gathered a group of black women at McCannonâs Brooklyn home to discuss their common frustrations in trying to build their careers as artists. Out of this initial gathering came one of the first exhibitions of professional black women artists, âWhere We AtââBlack Women Artists, 1971. Adopting the showâs title as their name, the collective began meeting at membersâ homes and studios, building support systems for making their work, while assisting each other with personal matters such as childcare. #wewantedarevolutionâ
- Every Thursday of June come thru to @brooklynmuseum to check out #blackqueerbrooklynonfilm in the forum! đ˝ curated by @cch1qu1taa â¨â¨ this series features several black queer artists/filmmakers including our v own teen programs staff @lindscathar and @yung_reyes â¤â¤â¤â¤ don't miss it đ #blackqueerbrooklyn #wewantedarevolution #bkmteens
- Join director @naimaramchap tonight at 7pm for a screening and conversation on her film And Nothing Happened (2016, 15 min.). Be sure to stop by #WeWantedaRevolution anytime between 11am and 10pm to watch our looping series of new short films by Ramos-Chapman and other young, black, queer, female-identified, and gender-nonconforming artists and filmmakers working in Brooklyn today. All part of our Black Queer Brooklyn on Film series, taking place Thursdays in June. Free with Museum admission. Details and film schedule available at link in bio. #pride2017 â
- Join director @naimaramchap tonight at 7pm for a screening and conversation on her film And Nothing Happened (2016, 15 min.). Be sure to stop by #WeWantedaRevolution anytime between 11am and 10pm to watch our looping series of new short films by Ramos-Chapman and other young, black, queer, female-identified, and gender-nonconforming artists and filmmakers working in Brooklyn today. All part of our Black Queer Brooklyn on Film series, taking place Thursdays in June. Free with Museum admission. Details and film schedule available at link in bio. #pride2017â
- 1980 - the first show I saw at PS1 - Afro-American Abstraction. Here a piece by Maren Hassinger that has resurfaced in We Wanted a Revolution at Brooklyn Museum! Photo in the archive show now at PS1. #nyculture #abstraction #ps1 #wewantedarevolution #brooklynmuseum @marenhassinger
- When you can't live in the museum, you can bring the museum into your home via this lovely Sourcebook which captures the exhibition in its totality. Very pleased, I am.
We Want A Revolution Black Radical Women 1965-85 is currently on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum through September.
"Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965â85 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 colorâdistinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movementâin order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period."- Brooklyn Museum website.
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- Tomorrow at 7pm at the Brooklyn Museum â¨ See AND NOTHING HAPPENED and meet members of the cast and creative team afterward for a conversation that needs YOU â¨đlook forward to sharing this with and being in your presenceđ¤ â¤ď¸đđđđ #andnothinghappenedfilm #wewantedarevolution #blackqueerbrooklynonfilmseries
- My #wcw comes from the amazing show @brooklynmuseum "We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-1985." I was so excited to see in person the wonderful costume made by Lorraine O'Grady for her pivotal first performance piece in 1980 "Mlle Bourgeoise Noire" when she wore this dress made of 180 gloves and went on to the opening of @newmuseum and Just Above Midtown Gallery uninvited to demand attention for black female artists. "Mlle Bourgeoise Noire Costume" 1980 and "Untitled (Mlle Bourgeoise Noire)" 1980-1983/2009 Gelatin Prints. #blackradicalwomen #performance #1980s #wewantedarevolution #activism #feminist #blacklivesmatter #femaleartist #brooklyn #performanceart #brooklynmuseum #feminism #newyorkcity #newyork #newyorkart #lorraineogrady
- Lorna Simpson "Waterbearer" (1986). When I think about the verdict in the Philando Castile Murder, I think about his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, who recorded her boyfriends murder and gave witness testimony in the trial. I think of his mother, Valerie Castile and her painful reaction to the verdict. I think of his 4 year old daughter who watched her father murdered then watched his murderer go free. I then think of Lorna Simpson's "Waterbearer" and how all three of these women will spend the rest of their lives having their memories continually discounted. I then think about how much all of this hurts. "Waterbearer" is currently on view at the WE WANTED A REVOLUTION exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. #philandocastille #wewantedarevolution #blacklivesmatter
- fabrication as art, as statement, as exaltation of black families and culture. worn by the artist in her daily life, we often remove what we see in museums from our understanding of people's day-to-day, one of the powers of this exhibition is the inextricable link between the work and the outside world for which it was/is created. (Jae Jarrell, "Urban Wall Suit", ca. 1969, and "Ebony Family" (back), ca. 1968) <<