Elizabeth Catlett’s Mother and Child
A small sculpture reveals a lifelong struggle for justice.
May 7, 2021
Sources and related reading:
Elizabeth Alexander, “The Trayvon Generation,” The New Yorker, June 15, 2020.
Perrin Lathrop, “Elizabeth Catlett, Mother and Child (1956),” “African American Artists and the Museum,” Museum Research Consortium Dossier no. 3, pp. 22-26.
Samella Lewis, The Art of Elizabeth Catlett (Los Angeles: Handcraft Studios in collaboration with The Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles), 1984.
Anne Umland, “Elizabeth Catlett,” in Among Others: Blackness at MoMA, ed. Darby English and Charlotte Barat (New York: The Museum of Modern Art), pp. 158-59.
True Colors: Dawoud Bey on Gordon Parks’s “Harlem Gang Leader”
In the hands of white editors, Parks’s Life magazine photo essay could only tell part of the story.
Apr 8, 2021
Manifesting Statement of the Black Reconstruction Collective
Read an excerpt from the catalogue for the MoMA exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America.
Feb 24, 2021