Focusing on the work of black women artists, our newest exhibition examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. Join us for these opening festivities as we celebrate these groundbreaking black women artists!
THURSDAY, APRIL 20 – DJ RECEPTION & MEMBERS PREVIEW
Join us for an opening party and be first to see the exhibition. Members preview (3 -6 pm) is followed by a DJ reception open to the public as part of Thursday Nights (6-10pm)
FRIDAY, APRIL 21 – OPENING DAY & SYMPOSIUM (11-6pm)
Artists and academics join forces in our daylong Symposium: We Wanted a Revolution, to deliver enlightening perspectives on black revolutionary art. Participants include Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley, co-curators of the exhibition; Aruna D’Souza, art historian and critic; Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University; and Uri McMillan, Associate Professor of English at UCLA; and artists Maren Hassinger, Jae Jarrell, Lisa Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lorraine O’Grady, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson, and more!
→ Free with Museum admission. Due to high demand, RSVP is required. bit.ly/WWARSymposium
→ For those unable to attend, you can tune in live at bit.ly/wwarlive421 from 11:30am—6pm (EST)
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – JULIE DASH FILM MARATHON (1-5pm)
At the Julie Dash Film Marathon, experience a special screening of A Daughters of the Dust alongside the cast and crew of the acclaimed movie, followed by a discussion with Julie Dash herself.
→ Movie tickets are $16: bit.ly/WWARFilm
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 – BLACK LUNCH TABLE (12pm)
Participate in a special iteration of Heather Hart and Jina Valentine’s collaborative art and oral history project, Black Lunch Table, which brings the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 into conversation with contemporary concerns.
→ This event is now at capacity. For those who registered, please stop by the special check-in near our Admissions Desk.