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LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity

May 12, 2024 – September 07, 2024

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity, the first museum survey dedicated to the artist-activist, on view at MoMA from May 12 through September 7, 2024. For more than two decades, Frazier has used photography, text, moving images, and performance to revive and preserve forgotten narratives of labor, gender, and race in the postindustrial era. Bringing together work from 2001 to 2024, this exhibition highlights the full range of Frazier’s practice to date and includes several rarely- and never-before-seen works.

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity is organized by Roxana Marcoci, The David Dechman Senior Curator and Acting Chief Curator, with Antoinette D. Roberts and Caitlin Ryan, Curatorial Assistants, Department of Photography.

Leadership support for the exhibition is provided by the Jon Stryker Endowment, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, The Marion Silverstein Slain Fund, and by the Leontine S. and Cornell G. Ebers Endowment Fund.

Major funding is provided by the Wallis Annenberg Director’s Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art.

Generous support is provided by The Black Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Major funding for the publication is provided by the John Szarkowski Publications Fund.

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LaToya Ruby Frazier, LaToya Ruby Frazier Takes on Levi’s, 2010 © 2023 Art21, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone gallery.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Dr. Anika L. Hines from More Than Conquerors: A Monument For Community Health Workers of Baltimore, Maryland, 2021-2022  © 2023 LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone gallery.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Marilyn Moore, UAW Local 1112, Women’s Committee and Retiree Executive Board, (Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., Lear Seating Corp., 32 years in at GM Lordstown Complex, Assembly Plant, Van Plant, Metal Fab, Trim Shop), with her General Motors retirement gold ring on her index finger, Youngstown, OH from The Last Cruze, 2019 © 2023 LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone gallery.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Shea Brushing Zion’s Teeth with Bottled Water in Her Bathroom, Flint, Michigan, Flint is Family in Three Acts, 2016-2017 © 2023 LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone gallery.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Sandra Gould Ford Wearing Her Work Jacket and Hard Hat in Her Meditation Room in Homewood, PA from On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford, 2017 © 2023 LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone gallery.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme from The Notion of Family, 2008 © 2023 LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone gallery.

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Edgar Thomson Plant and The Bottom from A Despoliation of Water: From the Housatonic to the Monongahela River (1930-2013), 2013 © 2023 LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone gallery.

LaToya Ruby Frazier. Photography by Sean Eaton. Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art.