BLACK ART LIBRARY

Created in February 2020 by independent curator Asmaa Walton, the Black Art Library was born from Walton’s desire to create a tactile means for communities to engage with Black artists and Black art history. A living archive of global Black creativity, the collection includes artist monographs, exhibition catalogs, children’s books, artist memoirs, artist biographies, art history texts, and other art related ephemera.

EXHIBITIONS


BLACK ART LIBRARY

JANUARY 21 – APRIL 18, 2021


Created in February 2020 by independent curator Asmaa Walton, the Black Art Library was born from Walton’s desire to create a tactile means for communities to engage with Black artists and Black art history. A living archive of global Black creativity, the collection includes artist monographs, exhibition catalogs, children’s books, artist memoirs, artist biographies, art history texts, and other art related ephemera. As a mobile collection and interactive installation, Black Art Library provides a platform for community accessibility and engagement with the rich legacy of Black art, aesthetics, and history.

The presentation of the library will coincide with public pro- grams that encourage us to position Black art as accessible, real, and necessary.


Black Art Library is curated by Asmaa Walton and organized by MOCAD Curatorial Fellow Maceo Keeling with support from Amani Olu.

Black Art Library is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. MOCAD’s curatorial fellowship program and related exhibitions and programs are supported by the Ford Foundation.


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