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AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People

TAGS: Art Contemporary Museum Museum
Tue 11/27/2018 - Sun 4/7/2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami will present a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the Chicago-based AfriCOBRA collective, in conjunction with the group’s 50th anniversary. In 1968, artists Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, and Gerald Williams founded AfriCOBRA, which stands for African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. AfriCOBRA’s visual language is defined by the use of text, bright "Coolade" colors, dynamic, gestural markings, and raw, emotive, celebratory images of confident black figures. The vision these artists created went on to define the aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement. This historic exhibition will explore the founders’ individual careers, as well as AfriCOBRA’s philosophy and the impact of the group’s work on subsequent generations. The exhibition will run from November 25, 2018 – April 7, 2019.

Price$10

VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Address770 N.E. 125 Street
North Miami, FL 33161 770 N.E. 125 Street North Miami, FL 33161

Phone Number305.893.6211

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