Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement - DIA

Jul 23, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017

12:00 PM

Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement

Sunday, July 23, 2017 Sunday, October 22, 2017

    As part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, the DIA presents Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement.
     
    Explore powerful artworks by African American artists who formed collectives during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. These collectives, made up of artists working together in distinct groups, created art specifically for African American audiences that asserted black identity and racial justice.

    This exhibition includes 34 paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs produced by artists working both collectively and independently to address social and political issues surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and today. Situated within the story of these collectives is the Detroit Rebellion of 1967.