6. Derrick Adams: Sanctuary at The Museum of Arts & Design

Derrick Adams in his studio, 2018. Photo by Terrence Jennings. Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design.

The Museum of Arts & Design, in collaboration with the artist, Derrick Adams, will take a deep-dive into The Green Book, a guidebook for black Americans, published by New York postal worker, Victor Hugo Green, from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America. Derrick Adams: Sanctuary reimagines working-class African-Americans before and during the Civil Rights Movement, as they pursued the American Dream of travel with the Green Book as their guide.
This project, inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, explores how the book served as “a guide to finding businesses that were welcoming to black Americans, including hotels and restaurants, during an era when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against nonwhites was widespread.”
The exhibit, Derrick Adams: Sanctuary, and related events, will be on view from January 25 to August 12, 2018 at Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle. Continuing the dialogue, Unpacking the Green Book: Travel and Segregation in Jim Crow America will be on view at MAD from March 1 to April 8, 2018.
Derrick Adams is also in the exhibit, Derrick Adams: Patrick kelly, The Journey on view to February 23rd as part of the Studio Museum in Harlem, located at the Countee Cullen Library, 104 West 136th Street.