15. Agitprop! at The Brooklyn Museum
Flag flown from the window of NAACP headquarters c.1936. Photo via Crisis Publishing Co., Inc.
Our country has a deep history of working toward social change and greasing that squeaky wheel known as “agitating,” not only through marches and rallies, but also through art. The three-part exhibit “Agitprop!” at the Brooklyn Museum presents creative activism in diverse and artistic ways including photography, film print, banners and dialogue. The exhibit began with the works of twenty contemporary artists, concentrating on five historical studies, on December 11. The second group of artists take the helm on February 17, and the third on April 6. Each group of artists has chooses the next group.
The exhibit, organized by the staff of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, highlights social injustice and the struggles from women’s suffrage to mass incarceration and economic inequality. In addition to the exhibit, there is a wide-ranging calendar of related events. Agitprop! will be on view through August 7, 2016 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway.