Jack Whitten

Brooklyn Museum

March 7 – July 6, 2014

Birmingham 1964 (1964)
Aluminum foil, newsprint, stocking and oil on plywood
16.63h x 16w in (42.2h x 40.6w cm)

King’s Wish (Martin Luther’s Dream) (1968)
Oil On Canvas
67.9h x 51.8w in (172.5h x 131.6w cm)

Jack Whitten
Brooklyn Museum (2014); installation view
Brooklyn Museum photograph

Jack Whitten
Brooklyn Museum (2014); installation view
Brooklyn Museum photograph

Press Release

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Brooklyn Museum

Melvin Edwards and Jack Whitten included in Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, co-curated by Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones, at the Brooklyn Museum.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties focuses on painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers how sixty-six of the decade’s artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Caribbean contemporaries, used diverse and aesthetic approaches to address the struggle for racial justice.