Contemporary Art

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1865-85 (2018)

In June of 2018 the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston presented, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1865-85 which examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color – distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement – in order to reorient conversations about race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation is proud to support this incredible exhibition spotlighting a wide array of work, including performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and printmaking by a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds and radical political movements.