Look how far Art and Race Relations Has Come

I took this picture on my flight to Utah.

The back of the card let me know the illustration was done in 2020.

Designed and Printed in 2020

Here you see, on this crucial card at the top, Black people. Everyone who enters the plane has to consider the art.

The underline message says yes, people of this color and complexion are welcome to travel and be safe.

Working Together

Last year May, the Whitney had a photography exhibit on the fifth floor of the museum. The rich black and white photos identified Black people and their living conditions during some of the country’s pivotal moments – the Civil Rights Movement, the Black arts movement and the Pan- Africanism movement.

The photos were taken by the Kamoinge Workshop.

You may remember I spoke about the Kamoinge Workshop in another blog post…

Ishita and I met at the Whitney and after having a hard time finding each other in the museum (my phone died as soon as I walked in) we went up to the top floor and ran into friends from the Harlem Studio museum.

We ran into photographer, Ralston Smith and Harlem Studio companion, Tasha Douge and before long everyone was sending fiery artist vibes. It became a fun photoshoot.