Two engaging new exhibitions explore abstraction by African-American women and American activism at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
“Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today” is the first American exhibition dedicated solely to African-American women artists working in abstract art. Organized by the Kemper Museum, it features 45 works by 21 artists overlooked by the mainstream.
“Can I Get a Witness: Photographs by Herb Snitzer” highlights Snitzer’s commitment to documenting grassroots community engagement among people from all walks of life, from urban street scenes in 1950s New York to activists in the 2017 Women’s March.
– Julie A. Wilson, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg