Legacy of the Cool
A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks Past
This exhibition is a tribute to artist Barkley L. Hendricks’ legacy and a celebration of new generations of figurative artists of color. Many of these artists work in the same spirit as Hendricks and portray themselves; their friends, families, and communities; and the complexities of their lives in captivating and thought-provoking images. Through varied media and diverse approaches, they chronicle the present moment and their work often questions dominant cultural narratives and addresses important contemporary issues.
This exhibition was curated by Darci Hanna. Exhibition design and installation overseen by Rob Gainfort.