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Brothers and Sisters
Mar 28, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
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  • Cover of Beauford Delaney: A Retrospective
    Exhibition catalogue: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1978

  • Beauford Delaney (1901–1979)
    Untitled Abstraction, 1964
    The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of Addie Herder 01.2.1
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Alma Thomas (1891-1978)
    Space, 1966
    The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase and a gift from E. Thomas Williams and Audyln Higgins Williams  97.9.19

  • Richard Mayhew
    Spring Rain, 1968
    The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of Carol M. Unger  80.9

  • Beauford Delaney (1901–1979)
    Untitled Abstraction, 1969
    The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of Addie Herder 01.2.1
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Brothers and Sisters (installation view)
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Brothers and Sisters (installation view)
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Brothers and Sisters (installation view)
    Photo: Adam Reich

Brothers and Sisters is a cross-generational exhibition that examines the relationships between a selection of Beauford Delaney’s (1901-1979) paintings and prints made between 1958 and 1969, and works in The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection. The works in this exhibition will be displayed in small groupings—"families" sharing formal and stylistic characteristics—with an emphasis on the continuation and expansion of painterly abstraction.

The exhibition includes work from some of Delaney’s contemporaries, such as Herbert Gentry (1919–2003), Alma Thomas (1891–1978), as well as contemporary artists Glenn Ligon (b. 1964), Kori Newkirk (b. 1970),  Julie Mehretu (b. 1970) and Jack Whitten (b. 1939), among others.

Brothers and Sisters is organized by Jamillah James, 2012 Curatorial Fellow, as part of the Museum’s year-long curatorial fellowship program dedicated to fostering emerging curators of diverse backgrounds.

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