Black Refractions coming soon to The Frye Art Museum

March 10, 2020

With works in all media by nearly eighty artists dating from the 1920s the present, Black Refractions presents close to a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent and continues its tour through America and arrives at The Frye Art Museum from May 9 – August 2, 2020. 

Celebrating The Studio Museum in Harlem’s role as a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society, this landmark exhibition proposes a plurality of narratives of black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding these works.

Organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem, the exhibition reveals the breadth and expansive growth of the Studio Museum’s permanent collection.

Isaac Julien's Incognito, a custom made wax work figurine of Melvin van Peebles, featured in Julien's 2003 work Baltimore, is exhibited as part of The Studio Museum in Harlem's permanent collection.

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