New Thing Calendar Artboard, July '69
- ink on board
- 10 7/8 × 10 7/8 in. (27.6 × 27.7 cm)
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- Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
- The July artboard in the calendar produced by the New Thing Art & Architecture Center depicts a young African American boy between two tree trunks and features a poem by Langston Hughes. In 'Note on Commercial Theatre,' Hughes reclaims African American artistry from appropriation by white audiences, envisioning a future where ‘somebody’ll… write about me – Black and beautiful… it’ll be me!’ The New Thing and this calendar continued Hughes’s legacy, creating an urban environment that encouraged the honest portrayal of identity; an uncompromised assertion of the self through the arts.
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