Once called "the first collective street mural," the Wall of Respect was created in 1967 by fourteen painters, designers, and photographers from the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) in Chicago. Over time, these artists covered the wall with portraits of revolutionary figures like Gwendolyn Brooks, Marcus Garvey, and Harriet Tubman. During this edition of Studio Salon
, join Romi Crawford
as she illustrates the role of photography in documenting this important moment of the Black Arts Movement. Crawford will present from the book The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago
drawing on her research on formations of racial and gendered identity, and the relationship of American film and photography to popular culture.
is the Museum's literary society that invites language lovers to participate in an ongoing series of author talks, book launches and writing workshops exploring the intersections of literature and contemporary visual art.
This program is presented in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts, The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
as part of inHarlem
, a Museum initiative encompassing a growing range of dynamic exhibitions and programs designed to explore innovative ways to engage the community beyond the Museum's walls. inHarlem
programming is made possible thanks to support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation; William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; National Endowment for the Arts, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance with funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation. Additional support is provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council.