Connect with Us

Upcoming Events

No results found.

Top Results

No results found.

Presented by Museum of the City of New York

“Black Is Beautiful”: Fashion and Consciousness

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:30 PM Museum of the City of New York
URL Copied
Documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite and his son Kwame S. Brathwaite join historian Tanisha Ford to reflect on the impact of Brathwaite’s pioneering “Black Is Beautiful” photographs. In the late 1950s and early ’60s, Brathwaite helped to popularize an Afrocentric vision of female beauty. Inspired by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite’s “natural” portraits of the Grandassa Models serve as a testament to the lasting power of photography as a cultural and political tool.

Part of: The ’60s: The Years that Changed America

A Citywide Festival
January 14–March 24 and 2018

Tickets: $20; $15 for seniors, students, and educators with ID; $10 for members of the Museum of the City of New York

Event Information

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue | Manhattan | 917-492-3395

Stay Up to Date