Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

March 7 – July 6, 2014

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238


The Brooklyn Museum marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act with a retrospective of artworks that both reflected and shaped the events of the era. The show encompasses more than a hundred paintings, sculptures and photographs, capturing a variety of voices and approaches to identity, resistance and empowerment—among them Jack Whitten’s Birmingham 1964, a mixed-media work inspired by the violent clashes between police and protesters that year. For more information, visit brooklynmuseum.org.

  • admission price:
  • Free with museum admission.

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