Exhibition of art asserts black identity and racial justice issues

As part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, the Detroit Institute of Arts presents “Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement,” July 23–Oct. 22, 2017. The exhibition is free with museum admission, which is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. “Art of Rebellion” features 34 paintings, sculptures and photographs mostly by African American artists working both collectively and independently in the 1960s and 70s. Artists in the collectives created art for African American audiences that asserted black identity and racial justice and, situated within the story of these collectives, is the Detroit rebellion of 1967. The exhibition also includes works by artists who were not part of a collective and artists working in later decades who were inspired by art from the Civil Rights Movement. A

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