Black Women Leading the ‘Revolution’ with New Museum Exhibit

Photo Credit: Jan van Raay

It’s no secret that Black women are often at the forefront of feminism in the United States, and now, The Brooklyn Museum’s latest exhibit will highlight their contribution.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 will take an in depth look at the political, social and cultural sides of women of color during the second wave of feminism. The exhibit, which opened on April 21st, is the first to “highlight the voices and experiences of women of color,”according to the museum.

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Photo Credit: Lorna Simpson

The Brooklyn Museum hopes that the ‘revolution’ will “reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period”-a conversation that typically centers around the White, middle-class mainstream feminist movement.

The exhibit will feature a collection of sculpture, film, visual art, photography and much more from artists such as Camille Billops, Lorna Simpson, Carolyn Lawrence and Samella Lewis.

Art lovers can catch the exhibit at the museum from now through September 17th.

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