Museum of Modern Art: Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces
In 1974, Linda Goode Bryant opened Just Above Midtown (JAM), an art gallery and laboratory that foregrounded African American artists and artists of color. It was a place of peace and solace for Black artists, offering them early opportunities to flourish and grow their artistic practices. JAM was open only for twelve years, closing in 1986, but its legacy remains powerful, a story worth telling. The exhibition at MoMA attempts to restage the vibrating energy of JAM, complete with works by artists and artworks previously shown at JAM in a wide range of mediums, alongside archival material from the original gallery.
Through February 18, 2023