Compassionate Artistry

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America sparks honest conversations about the history of racial injustice throughout multiple states. Coordinated in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and Google, this exhibition presents EJI’s ground-breaking research into contemporary culture and connects it to archival material from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections. The series confronts challenging issues with the belief meaningful art and courageous endeavours contribute to a more just, civic and empathetic world. The event includes six photographers commissioned by EJI – Melissa Bunni Elian, Kris Graves, Raymond Thompson, Andre Wagner, Bee Walker, and Roger Walker; the documentary Uprooted, as well as artists Sanford Biggers, Mark Bradford, Elizabeth Catlett, Melvin Edwards, Theaster Gates, Rashid Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Jacob Lawrence, Glenn Ligon, Dread Scott, Clarissa T. Sligh, Kara Walker and Jack Whitten.

Open until 3 September at Brooklyn Museum. For further information please visit:

1. Rog Walker, Portrait, 2015. Courtesy of Rog Walker and Andre Wegner Studio.