The Brooklyn Museum's Newest Exhibit Explores Intersectional Feminism Throughout History

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Intersectional feminism is the only true kind of feminism. 

And this new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is paying ode to it. 

"We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85" is a group show celebrating women of color as artists and activists. 

Catherine Morris, curator of the exhibit explains, "We're talking about a feminism that was emerging in the 60s and 70s alongside, along with, and sometimes in opposition to the better known history of mainstream feminism or predominantly white feminism."

The show specifically focuses on a period of time when this kind of feminism was emerging as a response to mainstream white feminism.

Rather than being artist-centric like most art shows, "We Wanted a Revolution" bases its design around significant historical events. This means that the same artist can often be found represented in different areas throughout the show, depending on which moments in history they were a part of. 

Just one of the many artists featured includes Faith Ringgold. Born in Harlem in 1930, Ringgold is well-known for her large-scale painting, For the Women's House. The painting captures the stories of the incarcerated women at Riker's Island before it shifted to an all-male population.

Because of the show's event-centered focus, Ringgold's work is also featured in other parts of the show like Where We At, a collective of black women artists central to the Black Arts Movement of the 60s and 70s.

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The exhibit will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from April 21st to September 17th, 2017.

 
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