Emory Douglas. The Black Panthers: All Power to the People. 1969. Poster printed in six colors on newsprint, 14 15/16 × 22 11/16" (38 × 57.7 cm). Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Papers, II.A.61. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. © 2021 Emory Douglas/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

In conjunction with MoMA’s installation of newly acquired copies of the Black Panther newspaper, artist and graphic designer Emory Douglas joins us for a pair of events. As former Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist of the Black Panther Party, Douglas created many of the most recognizable images associated with the Party, and facilitated their distribution to a broad readership through this popular publication. Douglas will join curators on Thursday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. EST for a live-streamed discussion of his work. He will also hold a workshop with emerging artists as part of MoMA’s Art and Practice series, moderated by Professor Colette Gaiter, on Wednesday, November 3 (prior registration required). All 30 copies of the Black Panther newspaper acquired by the Museum are available for viewing in their entirety on moma.org, and a selection will appear in a forthcoming gallery installation that focuses on art, activism, and politics in the 1960s and ’70s.

Read more about Emory Douglas’s work and the Black Panther newspaper in the articles below.

You can further explore the printed legacy of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power movement through the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Black Power in Print project, launching October 15.

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