Tag: African American Art

Throughout his more than four-decade-long career in the arts, Brooker has created a distinctive artistic language that calls out to viewers to not only look at his work as arrangements of patterns, colors, and shapes on canvas or paper, but also as investigations into the divine.

In the context of the recent Confederate memorial debates, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, directly challenges the heroic narrative of the Confederacy as an honorable struggle and the idea that slavery was a benevolent institution.

Curated by: Romi Crawford, Abdul Alkalimat, and Rebecca Zorach / Curated by: Daniel Schulman, with Jeffrey Huebner and Michelle Rene Perkins

Chicago Cultural Center, February 25–July 30, 2017 / January 21–June 25, 2017

Reviewed by: Marissa H. Baker, PhD candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago