Whitney’s Art History From Home: “Collective Memory In Contemporary Black Art”

Art History is at your fingertips with the Whitney Museum of American Art‘s series, “Art History From Home”.

Each session is 30 minutes and participants can ask questions through a moderated chat. Sessions look at works in their collection and illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 on.

On Thursday, July 23rd, at 12 PM, they present, “Collective Memory In Contemporary Black Art

“This session looks at the ways contemporary Black artists draw on collective memory to play with, challenge, and transform notions of time. We will consider several recent exhibitions and performances at the Whitney as well as works from the collection by Cauleen Smith, Ja’Tovia Gary , and Tomashi Jackson. We will explore how these artists subvert the canon of American art and culture.

Sessions are free with registration.

(Pictured above: Tomashi Jackson, New Money (Mary had a plot of land & so did Ms. Marlene), 2019. Screenprint, sheet (sight): 19 × 25 1/8in. (48.3 × 63.8 cm). Purchase, with funds from the Print Committee; 2019.409. © Tomashi Jackson, courtesy Tilton Gallery, New York)