From Local to Global: The Boston Collective

Thursday, April 4, 2024
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
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Add to Calendar 2024-04-04 14:00:00 2024-04-04 15:30:00 From Local to Global: The Boston Collective 04/4/2024, 2-3:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Operating outside Boston’s mainstream art institutions, the Boston Collective comprised a group of Black and Asian artists who gravitated around the prominent artist Allan Rohan Crite. The group included a younger generation of artists including Paul Goodnight, Dennis Didley, Reginald Jackson, Aukram Burton, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Susan Gilliam Thompson, Johnetta Tinker, and Lotus Do. Together each nurtured their peers’ practices and sought alternative opportunities for exhibiting their work. Banding together to overcome racial and social marginalization, the Boston Collective sought radical forms of community building. Learn about the artists active in this scene and hear stories about their initiatives that were at once local to Boston and global in reach.

Martina Tanga, curatorial research and interpretation associate, Art of the Americas

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Purchase a ticket package for the full four-session “Creative Networks: The Boston Art Scene in the 1970s and ’80s” course. Please note that this option is not available after the date of the first session.

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