Past

The Window and the Breaking of the Window
Nov 17, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017
  • Pope.L
    Black People Are the Window and the Breaking of the Window, 2004
    Pen and marker on paper, 12 1/2 × 10 in.
    The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Barbara Karp Shuster, New York  2005.4.2
    Photo: Marc Bernier

Since its founding in 1968, the Studio Museum has exhibited work by black artists committed to bearing witness to acts of protest. Now, in an exhibition that takes its name from one of Pope.L’s “Skin Set” drawings, Black People Are the Window and the Breaking of the Window (2004), the Studio Museum provides a focused look at current and historical expressions of protest through works of art primarily drawn from the Museum’s collection. The Window and the Breaking of the Window includes work by Devin Allen, Alice Attie, Deborah Grant, Steffani Jemison, Kerry James Marshall and more.

The Window and the Breaking of the Window is organized by Amanda Hunt, Associate Curator.