In observance of Black History Month, the Office of General Services for New York State has placed a display of pieces created by black artists from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection and the Harlem Art Collection on the concourse of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY. Both of these collections contain examples of work created by black artists between the mid-1950s and the mid-1970s. Specifically, the Harlem Art Collection, created in 1976, was focused on gathering works of art by predominantly Black and Hispanic New York City artists. These pieces will be on display through February 29th, so check them out. Until then, enjoy the two pieces below from the Harlem Art Collection.
Talk to me. Hotep.