Great Migration Exhibit

April 8, 2022 – September 11, 2022

A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration explores the profound impact of the Great Migration on the social and cultural life of the United States from historical and personal perspectives. Co-organized with the Baltimore Museum of Art, the exhibition features newly commissioned works by 12 acclaimed Black artists across a variety of media. The Great Migration (1915-1970) saw more than six million Black Americans leave the South for cities across the United States. Informed by research, explorations, and conversations, the artists’ works explore themes of perseverance, self-determination, and self-reliance, along with the impacts this historical phenomenon continues to have today.

Akea Brionne

Allison Janae Hamilton

Carrie Mae Weems

Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Larry W. Cook

Leslie Hewitt

Mark Bradford

Robert Pruitt

Steffani Jemison

Theaster Gates Jr

Torkwase Dyson

Zoë Charlton