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Close Look: “Black Refractions” at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston

Kerry James Marshall, Silence is Golden, 1986.
Jordan Casteel, Kevin the Kiteman, 2016.

Founded in 1968, the Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the works of artists of African descent. The Artist-in-Residence program was one of the Museum’s founding initiatives, and gives the Museum the “Studio” in its name. With works in all media from the 1930s to the present, this will be the first traveling exhibition to reflect the full breadth of the Studio Museum’s unparalleled permanent collection.

— From the accompanying text

Barkley L. Hendricks, Lawdy Mama, 1969.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Nous étions, 2007 

Mickalene Thomas, Panthera, 2002.
Faith Ringgold, Echoes of Harlem, 1980.
Otobong Nkanga, House Boy, 2004.
Chakaia Booker, Repugnant Rapunzel (Let Down Your Hair), 1995.
Wangechi Mutu, Hide ‘n’ Seek, Kill or Speak, 2004.
Juliana Huxtable, Untitled (Psychosocial Stuntin’), 2015.
Beauford Delaney, Portrait of a Young Musician, 1970.

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem is on view at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston through August 18.

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