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BOOK LIST:

African American History Month: Art, Music & Recreation

Updated: March 6, 2022

Among Others: Blackness at MOMA
English, Darby

MOMA offers essays and nearly 200 works that reflect the historical practices of representing black artists in the museum’s collections.


Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem by Connie H. Choi.
Choi, Connie H.

This book presents the works with accompanying essays of 125 artists of African descent from the collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem.


Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas
Manchanda, Catharina (ed.)

Catharina Manchanda brings together works created between 1975 and 2017 by three artists whose visual conversations reflect the black experience in present and past historical contexts.


Picturing People: the New State of the Art
Mullins, Charlotte

Charlotte Mullins, through the contemporary works of 70 artists, presents art works in the media of collage, photography and painting that reflect each artist’s connection with social unrest in the past and present.


Riffs and Relations: African American Artist and the European Modernist Tradition
Childs, Adrienne L.

This title features contemporary African American artists and the lens each one uses to create a tie with Modern European art and its traditions. 

 

Something over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series
Bearden, Romare

Collages from two exhibitions held in 1978 and 1981 reflect Romare Bearden’s memory of his early years, his personal sense of community and the cultural issues that he faced.


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