Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem
On view through April 10, 2021
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Salt Lake City, Utah

Featuring one hundred works by nearly eighty artists from the 1920s to the present, “Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem” surveys nearly a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent. This landmark initiative explores the vital contributions of these artists, proposing a plurality of narratives of Black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding these works.Such an ambitious, multifaceted project is uniquely possible through the use of The Studio Museum’s expansive and acclaimed collection. The Studio Museum ( is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

Hendricks, L. Barkley, Lawdy Mama,1969, oil and gold leaf on canvas. Published by The Studio Museum in Harlem. Gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman, 1983.25. © Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks.