Emory DouglasThe Struggle Continues

Revolutionary Art of the Black Panther Party

Sheldon Museum of Art
September 11 - January 03, 2016

The featured guest speaker and visiting artist is Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture and graphic artist of the Black Panther Party. His work will be exhibited at the Sheldon Museum of Art from mid-September through early January. Emory Douglas will be an artist in residence in the Department of Art and Art History, September 15–16, 2015.

Emory Douglas’s imagery is accessible and powerful; it inspires people to action. He is a revolutionary artist and agent of social change. The struggle for justice continues, and Emory’s art and what the Party fought for are as pertinent as ever.

The Black Panther Party was a revolutionary organization promoting social justice that was active from 1966 until 1980. Community social programs, such as free breakfast for school children, free health and dental clinics, sickle-cell testing, and voter registration assistance were primary activities of the Party. In addition, they formed alliances with other oppressed groups in the struggle for equality and social justice.

Emory Douglas will present a free public lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheldon.

Art by Emory Douglas (left) (left) We Shall Survive Without a Doubt, (middle) Afro-American solidarity with the oppressed People of the world, (right) Our people’s army should be built up...,by Emory Douglas Back covers of The Black Panther: Black Community News Service, offset lithographs, © 2015 Emory Douglas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photos courtesy of Emory Douglas / Art Resource, NY

ExhibitionSeptember 11 – January 03, 2016
Sheldon Museum of Art

Public Lecture5:30 p.m., September 15
Sheldon Museum Auditorium

Panel Discussion5:30 p.m., September 16
Love Library Auditorium