After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy

November 8, 2008 – March 9, 2009

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

International Gallery, Sublevel 3

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This exhibition examines the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement while exploring the continuing relevance of progressive social change through the art of the After 1968 artists, a group of young emerging artists born since 1968. These artists approached issues of racial identity, commodity culture, and political action in response to the legacy of the year 1968, when political unrest and social upheaval dominated the landscape. On view are photographs, digital video, prints, and site-specific installations by such artists as Hank Willis Thomas; Deborah Grant; Leslie Hewitt; Otabenga Jones; Adam Pendleton; Nadine Robinson; and Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Pinder.

Co-sponsored with the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.