Erie County Free Week @ Albright-Knox, March 29 – April 5, features ‘We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Woman 1965 – 85′
If you're anything like myself, the reference to Erie County Free Week suggests a week of Free things taking place throughout Erie County for a week. Well upon Googling 'ERIE COUNTY FREE WEEK' the only thing that consistently came up was the announcement that the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, at 1285 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, is offering a full week of Free Admission. Now that not shabby a deal although Erie County Free Week seems to imply more than a singular free event...but we'll gladly take it.
Albright-Knox, Director of Education & Community Engagement, Jennifer Foley said this about Erie County Free Week at Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo:
"As an extension of our mission and vision, we see our role in the community as a catalyst for social engagement, creativity, and learning. "The funding we receive each year from Erie County supports new and exciting exhibitions, inspiring art classes for all ages, and our very popular Public Art Initiative. We are certainly grateful to Erie County residents for their support, and encourage them to visit and enjoy the spectacular works on display with one another."
According to WGRZ News, a few of the exhibits on display during the Week of Free Admission @ Albright-Knox, which are featured, include: We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Woman 1965 - 85, (as seen below @ The California African - American Museum) and Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective and Matisse and the Art of Jazz.
One of the featured exhibits during the week of Free Admission @ Albright-Knox, according to the Albright-Knox website, focuses on the works of black women artists and is called, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. The exhibit depicts the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic struggles Black Women encountered during the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.
According to https://www.albrightknox.org/art/exhibitions/we-wanted-revolution-black-radical-women, the artists featured in the exhibition include Emma Amos, Camille Billops, Kay Brown, Linda Goode Bryant, Beverly Buchanan, Carole Byard, Elizabeth Catlett, Ayoka Chenzira, Christine Choy and Susan Robeson, Blondell Cummings, Julie Dash, Pat Davis, Jeff Donaldson, Maren Hassinger, Janet Henry, Virginia Jaramillo, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Lisa Jones, Loïs Mailou Jones, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Samella Lewis, Dindga McCannon, Barbara McCullough, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Alva Rogers, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Ming Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Here's a idea of what you'll see in the WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN, 1965-85':
Another Look at the Exhibit: 'We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85'