Come See We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women at the Brooklyn Museum this Weekend

Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

This weekend, Brooklyn Museum will open a new exhibit exclusively about black women.  

The exhibit, titled We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, is an in-depth look at brilliant black women artists who might have gotten ignored by the mainstream from the ’60s to the ’80s, because of, you know, racism.

That 20 year period was an interesting time. You had the rise of feminism and the rise of the Black Panther Party. And yet, rarely in mainstream circles did the public ever hear about those movements interwinding.

This exhibit will fix some of that by highlighting pieces of work from black women, in a number of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, film, and more. 

Culture journalist Siddhartha Mitter wrote an in-depth piece about the exhibit in the Village Voice. She also put up some nifty behind the scenes shots on her Twitter account.

Throughout the opening weekend, there will be a number of cool, informative events. This includes things like a DJ reception on Friday; a daylong series of talks by artists in the exhibition on Saturday; and a marathon of Julie Dash’s films on Sunday.

If you can’t make it this weekend, you have plenty of time. We Wanted a Revolution will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from April 21st to September 17th, 2017.