Bearing Artistic Witness in the ’60s (The Boston Globe)


“It’s an exhibition that not only can find room for Yoko Ono and Norman Rockwell, George Tooker and Robert Rauschenberg, it finds a way to make them cohere,” writes The Boston Globe’s Mark Feeney in a review of the new Hood Museum of Art exhibition, “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.”

The exhibition, which includes more than 100 works by 66 artists, opened at the Hood on August 30 and runs through Dec. 14.

“There are totemic figures of the ’60s one would expect to see here (Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, all in photographs by Gordon Parks),” writes Feeney. “There are some one might not (Bob Dylan, playing for a half dozen SNCC workers, in a photograph by Danny Lyon; George Wallace, posing for Richard Avedon).”

Read the full review, published 8/30/14 by The Boston Globe.

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