JAZZ.COVERS.POLITICS: ALBUM ART IN AN AGE OF ACTIVISM
April 11- August 23, 2013 (reservations required for viewing)
Curated by C. Daniel Dawson, Diedra Harris-Kelley and Robert G. O'Meally
Viewing Hours: Monday – Friday by appointment only. Please email us to request a reservation.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation, in partnership with the Romare Bearden Foundation, is proud to present "Jazz.Covers.Politics: Album Art in An Age of Activism."
As described by co-curator Robert G. O'Meally, "This exhibition presents original album covers along with beautiful reproductions, surveying the history of jazz music as part of an ongoing struggle for justice in the United States and beyond.From Louis Armstrong's '(What did I do to be so) Black and Blue" and Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" to John Coltrane's "Africa/Brass," this music, with its emphasis on individual freedom and improvisation, is deeply political."