The California African American Museum presents two stellar exhibitions opening this month. “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85” focuses on the work of African American women artists by examining the political, social, cultural and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. The exhibition highlights the voices and experiences of women of color as distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production and art history in this significant historical period.
Also at the California African American Museum will be “Lezley Saar: Salon de Refusés”. The exhibition will include three of Saar’s most recent bodies of work: Madwoman in the Attic/Madness and the Gaze, Monad and Gender Renaissance,along with a selection of early altered books that show the origins of the artist’s interest in literature, mixed media and marginalized figures. 10/25/17 thru 2/18/18.