Blanton Museum presents Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is proud to present Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, an exhibition of approximately 100 works by 66 artists that explores how painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era, but also helped influence its direction.
Organized by the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the exhibition highlights the wide-ranging aesthetic approaches used to address the struggle for civil rights. The diverse group of artists in the exhibition includes Barkley Hendricks, Charles White, Andy Warhol, May Stevens, Philip Guston, Betye Saar, David Hammons, Jack Whitten, Danny Lyon, Romare Bearden, Faith Ringgold and many more. Unique to the Blanton's presentation is the inclusion of a rarely seen portrait of President Lyndon Baines Johnson by Norman Rockwell on special loan from the LBJ Library and Museum
The exhibition will run from February 15 until May 10.