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Charles White: A Retrospective

Museum of Modern Art, New York

7 Oct 2018 - 13 Jan 2019

Charles White saw art as a form of activism and was committed to creating impactful images of African-American individuals. This show charts his career as it unfolded across three US cities – Chicago, New York and LA – to assess his broader impact. The first museum survey dedicated to the painter in 30 years, it includes more than 100 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers and archival materials. Find out more about the Charles White exhibition from MoMA’s website.

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Preacher, Charles White

Preacher (1940), Charles White. Photo: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California; © 1940 The Charles White Archives

Harvest Talk, Charles White

Harvest Talk (1953), Charles White. © 1953 The Charles White Archives.

Sound of Silence, Charles White

Sound of Silence (1978), Charles White. The Art Institute of Chicago; © 1978 The Charles White Archives.

Hope for the Future, Charles White

Hope for the Future (1945), Charles White. Photo: The Museum of Modern ArtLicensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY; © The Charles White Archives/Digital Image

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