African-American women have been central to the struggle for civil rights, as both organizers — like the creators of the #BlackLivesMatter movement — and victims of institutional violence. Co-presented with the African-American Policy Forum, “Her Dream Deferred: On the Status of Black Women” at the Hammer Museum aims to explore the complicated position of black women and girls in America.
The Hammer Museum champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change.
The Hammer understands that art not only has the power to transport us through aesthetic experience but can also provide significant insight into some of the most pressing cultural, political, and social questions of our time. We share the unique and invaluable perspectives that artists have on the world around us. (The Hammer Museum).