[Exhibition] Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame BrathwaiteBy Reynolda House Museum of American Art
WhenFeb 5th 2022 - May 8th, 2022
Tues–Sat: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sun: 1:30–4:30 p.m.
General Admission: $18
Free: Museum members
Free: Children under 18
Free: College students with ID
Free: Active or retired military personnel with ID
Free: EBT Cardholders and up to three guests*
Free: Wake Forest University employees with ID and one guestTickets
Throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used his photography to popularize the transformative idea that “Black is Beautiful.” This exhibition—the first dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career—tells the story of a central figure of the second-wave Harlem Renaissance. In addition to his work in photography, Brathwaite co-founded two key organizations: the African Jazz-Art Society and Studios (AJASS), a collective of artists, playwrights, designers, and dancers, and the Grandassa Models—the subject of much of this exhibition’s contents—a creative collective of Black women, founded to challenge white beauty standards.
In Black Is Beautiful, experience more than forty of Brathwaite’s revolutionary photographs, garments worn by the Grandassa models, posters and Blue Note record albums.
Exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation, New York and Kwame S. Brathwaite. The exhibition Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite and the accompanying Aperture publication, are made possible, in part, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Photographic Arts Council Los Angeles.
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