Black Cowboy is a group show organized by Amanda Hunt, Associate Curator at the Studio Museum. It includes works by French artist Mohamed Bourouissa.

The exhibition Black Cowboy is a contribution toward overcoming the historical omission of African-American communities with long histories of keeping and training horses, and toward demonstrating that their tradition is alive and well today. Visitors to the exhibition will find cowboys in unexpected locations—riding down a busy city avenue, for example—or in complex situations, such as a rodeo held within the confines of a state prison. The images will show that African-American children and women, too, can take on the aura of this highly symbolic figure. Black Cowboy expands our idea of what constitutes an American icon and legacy, and complicates a narrative that has been tightly woven into our popular culture.


LOCATION: Studio Museum Harlem
DATES: November 17, 2016 - March 5, 2017
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Studio Museum Harlem 144 West 125th Street New York, New York 10027

Black Cowboy at the Studio Museum, Harlem

When
Nov 17, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017
Where
Studio Museum Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
Film still "Horse Day", Mohamed Bourouissa, 2014 © Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris, Production: mobile

Black Cowboy is a group show organized by Amanda Hunt, Associate Curator at the Studio Museum. It includes works by French artist Mohamed Bourouissa.

The exhibition Black Cowboy is a contribution toward overcoming the historical omission of African-American communities with long histories of keeping and training horses, and toward demonstrating that their tradition is alive and well today. Visitors to the exhibition will find cowboys in unexpected locations—riding down a busy city avenue, for example—or in complex situations, such as a rodeo held within the confines of a state prison. The images will show that African-American children and women, too, can take on the aura of this highly symbolic figure. Black Cowboy expands our idea of what constitutes an American icon and legacy, and complicates a narrative that has been tightly woven into our popular culture.


LOCATION: Studio Museum Harlem
DATES: November 17, 2016 - March 5, 2017
Click here for more information
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