Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Artwork courtesy of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Black Refractions is the first art exhibit of its kind in Utah, featuring 100 works by black artists from the famed Studio Museum in Harlem.

“Black refractions really reflects about 100 years of creative practice from the 20’s to today, and a huge diversity of materiality, processes and perspectives,” said Whitney Tassie, senior curator at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, where the exhibit is located.

The Studio Museum was founded in 1968 during a moment of social and civil transformation in the United States.

“That was the year Martin Luther King was assassinated,” Tassie added. “There were Vietnam war protests. It was the year of the black power salute at the Mexico City Olympics.”

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