Collection Artwork
Kwame Brathwaite (Brooklyn, New York, 1938 – 2023, New York, New York)
Untitled (Riis beach with Jimmy, Kwame and Elombe)
1963, printed 2018
archival pigment print
paper size: 17 x 17 in.
image size: 15 x 15 in.
Tang purchase
probably photographed at "The People's Beach," Jacob Riis Park, Queens, New York, New York, United States, North America
2018.24.10
AP (edition of 10 + 1 AP)

Object Label

“There’s so much history that must be made known, so much to share…my goal has always been to pass that legacy on and make sure that for generations to come, everyone who sees my work knows the greatness of our people.” —Kwame Brathwaite

From the exhibition: Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy (July 9 – December 18, 2022)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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