january, 2021


Event Details

Created in February 2020 by independent curator Asmaa Walton, the Black Art Library was born from Walton’s desire to create a tactile means for communities to engage with Black artists and Black art history. A living archive of global Black creativity, the collection includes artist monographs, exhibition catalogs, children’s books, artist memoirs, artist biographies, art history texts, and other art related ephemera. As a mobile collection and interactive installation, Black Art Library provides a platform for community accessibility and engagement with the rich legacy of Black art, aesthetics, and history.

The presentation of the library will coincide with public pro- grams that encourage us to position Black art as accessible, real, and necessary.


January 21 (Thursday) - May 2 (Sunday)


Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201