Elaine “Jae” Jarrell :”Urban Wall Suit,” -American Artist

Elaine “Jae” Jarrell (American, born 1935). Urban Wall Suit, ca. 1969. Sewn and painted cotton and silk, two-piece suit. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange; Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.16

The Brooklyn Museum’s latest acquisition will certainly generate discussion around the exact role of the visual arts in the Black Arts Movement, and how it influenced the contemporary art world in the US and beyond.

For those eager to see the newly acquired works, the museum announced that Nelson Stevens’s print “Uhuru” (1971) will be on display in the Museum’s American Identities galleries beginning March 2013, and a selection of at least five works will be included in the upcoming exhibition Art, Activisim, and Civil Rights in the 1960s (March 7—July 6, 2014), which will be co-curated by Dr. Kellie Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, and Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

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