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Among Others: Blackness at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art is pleased to announce the publication of Among Others: Blackness at MoMA, to be released on September 3, 2019. This landmark publication represents the first effort by The Museum of Modern Art to examine its history and collection by highlighting the role of black artists, the black community, and art about blackness over the past nine decades. Among Others features nearly 200 works in the Museum’s collection by 132 black artists from around the world, as well as a selection of works by nonblack artists dealing with race and race-related subjects. Each work is discussed in a short text, commissioned for this volume. The contributing authors include MoMA curators and an array of scholars, curators, and artists who are among the strongest voices in current research on art and cultural difference. Among Others offers a variety of generational and political perspectives and presents a broad range of artists who work in styles, themes, and mediums across the Museum’s collection.

Among Others: Blackness at MoMA is published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and will be available at MoMA stores and online at store.moma.org. Hardcover, $65/£52. 484 pages, 300 illustrations. ISBN: 978-1-63345-034-9. Distributed to the trade through ARTBOOK|D.A.P. in the United States and Canada and through Thames & Hudson outside the United States and Canada.

 

Leadership support for this publication is provided by Lawrence B. and Elyse Benenson.

Major funding is provided by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art. 

Additional support is provided by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Marquita J. Pool-Eckert and Knut Eckert, the Hudgins Family, Edith Cooper and Robert Taylor, Anna Deavere Smith, and Eric J.  Barkley and Karole Dill Barkley.

 

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Álvaro Barrios

Álvaro Barrios as Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Sélavy as L.H.O.O.Q. 1979

Postcard

5 9/16 x 4 9/16″ (14.1 x 11.6 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York

 

© 2019 Álvaro Barrios.

Photo: John Wronn © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Constantin Brancusi

La Négresse blonde II (Blond Negress II). 1933 (after a marble of 1928)

Bronze on four-part pedestal of marble, limestone, and oak

71 1/4 × 14 1/4 × 14 1/2 in. (181 × 36.2 × 36.8 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Philip L. Goodwin Collection, 1958.

 

 

© Succession Brancusi—all rights reserved (ARS) 2019.

Photo: Thomas Griesel © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Julie Dash

Daughters of the Dust. 1991

35mm film (color, sound)

112 min.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Kino International. 1998

 

Courtesy Julie Dash.

Photo © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

William Eggleston

Sumner, Mississippi, Cassidy Bayou in Background. c. 1969

Dye transfer print

7 13/16 × 12 in. (19.9 × 30.5 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase, 1978.

 

© 2019 William Eggleston.

Photo: John Wronn © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Ibrahim El-Salahi

The Mosque. 1964

Oil on canvas

12 1/8 × 18 1/8 in. (30.7 × 46 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson Fund, 1965.

 

© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London

Photo: Denis Doorly © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Fred Eversley 

Untitled. 1971

Three–color, three-layer cast polyester

36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm) diam. × 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Michael S. Ovitz and Gary and Karen Winnick, and Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds, 2017.

 

© Frederick Eversley.

Photo: Jonathan Muzikar © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye 

The Myriad Motives of Men. 2014

Oil on canvas

71 × 51 1/4 in. (180.3 × 130.2 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Dian Woodner in honor of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, 2014.

 

© Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, courtesy the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, and Corvi-Mora, London.

Photo: Jonathan Muzikar © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Robert H. McNeill

Make a Wish from the series The Bronx Slave Market. 1937

Gelatin silver print

6 3/4 × 8 11/16 in. (17.1 × 22 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art and the Committee on Photography Fund, 2014.

 

 

© Heirs of Robert H. McNeill.

Photo: John Wronn © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Howardena Pindell

Untitled #7. 1973

Ink on punched-and-pasted paper, talcum powder, and thread on paper

10 1/8 × 8 3/8 in. (25.9 × 21.3 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Lily Auchincloss, 1974.

 

© 2019 Howardena Pindell, courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Photo: John Wronn © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Hervé Télémaque

No Title (The Ugly American). 1962 / 64

Oil on canvas, two panels

Overall: 6 ft. 5 1/2 in. × 8 ft. 6 3/8 in. (197 × 260 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis in honor of a lovely American, Jerry Speyer, 2018.

 

© 2019 Hervé Télémaque, courtesy the artist.

Photo: Jonathan Muzikar © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.

Carrie Mae Weems

Untitled (Man smoking) from The Kitchen Table Series. 1990

Gelatin silver print and text panel

Image: 27 3/16 × 27 1/16 in. (69 × 68.8 cm), text panel: 13 × 10 1/16 in. (33 × 25.5 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Family of Man Fund, 1991.

 

 

© 2019 Carrie Mae Weems.

Photo: John Wronn © The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Imaging and Visual Resources.