EBONY/JET Inspires Harlem Art Exhibit
This fall, the Studio Museum in Harlem will debut Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art, an exhibition exploring the ways contemporary artists use EBONY and JET magazines as resource and inspiration. Published by Johnson Publishing Company for over 69 years, both magazines are considered cultural touchstones for many African-Americans, and often represent a commonality between people of diverse backgrounds.
Considering EBONY and JET from a variety of perspectives—as journalistic material and important documenters of Black life, as metaphor for African-American culture, and as theoretical spaces for Black thought and exchange—the exhibition examines both magazines’ material and cultural legacy as artists perceive them.
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