Here is a magnificent account of a past rich in beauty and creativity, but also in tragedy and trauma. Eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter blends a vivid narrative based on the latest research with a wonderful array of artwork by African American artists, works which add a new depth to our understanding of black history.
Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968 by (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Call Number: multiple eds. at PUL
Publication Date: 1969 (original ed.)
This portrait of the legendary neighbourhood of Harlem animates life there during seven of its most exciting and turbulent decades. It includes photographs of the neighbourhood's literati - Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Richard Wright; its politicians - Marcus Garvey, Malcom X and Adam Clayton; and its musical geniuses - Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington and James Brown.
The Place Is Here: the work of black artists in 1980s Britain by Nick Aikens (Editor); Elizabeth Robles (Editor)
Call Number: NX164.B55 P53 2019 (Marquand)
Publication Date: 2019-09-24
A richly illustrated collection of artworks, essays, and conversations that offer a range of perspectives on black art in Thatcherite Britain.
This Companion authoritatively points to the main areas of enquiry within the subject of African American art history.
The Soul of a Nation Reader (1960-80) by Mark Godfrey (Editor, Text by); Allie Biswas (Editor, Text by); Zoé Whitley (Afterword by)
Call Number: (two copies listed in our catalog)
Publication Date: 2021-06-01
What is "Black art"?: this question was asked and answered time and again by artists, curators, and critics deeply affected by the civil rights movement and the ensuing social and political upheavals that roiled communities and institutions across the United States.
African American Art and Artists by Samella S. Lewis; Floyd Coleman (Foreword by); Mary Jane Hewitt (Introduction by)
Formed on the South Side of Chicago in 1968 at the height of the civil rights, Black power, and Black arts movements, the AFRICOBRA collective created a new artistic visual language rooted in the culture of Chicago's Black neighborhoods.
Across photography, sculpture and painting, a new wave of Black artists is challenging persistent tropes in art and wider society to depict a richer portrait of the lives of Black people from all corners of the globe.
In South of Pico, Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles's black communities during the 1960s and 1970s created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism.
During the 1960s and 70s, Chicago was shaped by art and ideas produced and circulated on its South Side. Defined by the city's social, political, and geographic divides and by the energies of its multiple overlapping art scenes, this vibrant moment of creative expression produced a cultural legacy whose impact continues to unfold nationally and internationally.