Just Above Midtown — JAM, at MoMA

ust Above Midtown—or JAM—was an art gallery and self-described laboratory led by Linda Goode Bryant that foregrounded African American artists and artists of color.

JAM — Just Above Midtown was an art gallery and self-described ‘laboratory’ led by Linda Goode Bryant, open from 1974 until 1986. Open from 1974 until 1986. It foregrounded African American artists and artists of color, it was a place where black art flourished and debate was cultivated. This exhibition presents artists and artworks previously shown at JAM in various mediums, and archival material and artist interventions contextualize the experimental ethos that defined the gallery. It includes exhibitions that explore the idea of artistic and racial mixture, encourage collaborations between artists, and offer a platform for consistent critiques of the commercialization of art. As part of their mission to build relationships with the city’s art audiences, Goode Bryant incorporated talks and workshops into the gallery’s program.

Source: moma

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