Barkley L. Hendricks "The Birth of Cool"

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Harlem’s Studio Museum in Harlem will be showcasing the renowned African-American painter Barkley L. Hendricks’ works from 1964 to present (b. 1945). Hendricks is best known for his life-size portraits of people of color living in urban areas in the 1960s and 70s. Alongside his iconic portraits, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool will features many of Hendricks’s lesser known, older works and his newest pieces. Don't forget to check out his self-portraits (not kid safe). The exhibition will travel from New York to the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and lastly the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

November 12, 2008–March 15, 2009:
The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street, New York, New York 10027
tel 212.864.4500 fax 212.864.4800