Emory Douglas: Art and Revolution
An exploration of the artist’s iconic imagery for the Black Panther Party and beyond
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.
Black Power in Print: The Black Panther Newspapers at MoMA
Rescued from a storage closet, a dusty box contained a trove of Emory Douglas’s iconic graphic work for the Black Panther Party.
Oct 12, 2021
“Art Is a Powerful Tool”: Emory Douglas and the Language of Revolution
Douglas’s signature drawings—using techniques influenced by generations of politically active artists—continue to inspire.
Esther Adler, Andrew Gardner
Oct 5, 2021