In response to the Blue Black exhibition, artists, writers, musicians, and educators have selected books, albums, films, and other media to compose an interdisciplinary library. With items ranging from bestselling novels to avant-garde jazz albums to a tarot deck, the Blue Black Library includes the selections of more than a dozen guest contributors, as well as exhibition references, visitor recommendations, and a Spotify playlist. These selections expand upon themes elicited by the works on view, and have inspired a series of public programs that will occur over the course of the exhibition. For a short biography of contributors and list of selected works, download the Library Guide below.

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Guest contributors:

  • Brandon Anschultz
  • Byron Kim
  • Carl Phillips
  • Darby English
  • Duro Olowu
  • Eugene B. Redmond
  • Glenn Ligon
  • Ingrid LaFleur
  • Jason Moran
  • Olubukola Gbadegesin
  • Phillip Dunlap
  • Rebecca Wanzo
  • Stella Paul
  • Treasure Shields Redmond
  • Victoria Donaldson
  • We Stories
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