Howardena Pindell ’67 MFA is among the artists featured in the MOMA’s exhibition, Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces, which runs through February 18, 2023. As New York Times reporter, Aruna D’Souza notes that the exhibition honors JAM, a gallery space “founded by the artist and social activist Linda Goode Bryant in 1974 at 50 West 57th Street. Over the next 12 years and in three locations, it would become an incubator for some of the most important Black avant-garde artists of the 20th century. More than just an art gallery, the artist Lorraine O’Grady has written, it was ‘a place as much as a world, a place where people ate together, discussed and argued, drank and smoked together, collaborated on work, slept together, pushed each other to go further, and partied ’til the cows came home.’”
You can read more about JAM at this New York Times article.
Photo Credit: Reunion of artists from Just Above Midtown Gallery, from left: Randy Williams, Howardena Pindell, Coreen Simpson, Janet Olivia Henry, Maren Hassinger, Nina Kuo, Linda Goode Bryant (JAM’s founder) and Lorraine O’Grady in the Founders Room of MoMA.Credit…Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. for The New York Times