Brooklyn Museum presents ‘Giants: The Dean Collection’, on display from February 10th until July 7th.
The Dean Collection, owned by New Yorkers Kaseem Dean and Alicia Keys, showcases a carefully curated selection of works by Black diaspora artists: Gordon Parks, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorna Simpson, Kehinde Wiley, and Nina Chanel Abney.
‘Giants’ focuses on the celebrated status of legendary artists, the influential reach of groundbreaking contemporary artists, and large-scale works from creators like Derrick Adams, Arthur Jafa, and Meleko Mokgosi. The exhibition features immense pieces, including Mokgosi’s largest work, alongside Parks’s iconic photographs, Wiley’s transformative portraits, and Esther Mahlangu’s globally resonant canvases.
The exhibition aims to foster “giant conversations” that critique society and celebrate Blackness, highlighting the strong relationships between the Deans and the artists they support.
Located on Lenape land, the Brooklyn Museum is dedicated to using art for community connection, celebrating diversity, encouraging open dialogue, and promoting social and cultural transformation.
Source: Brooklyn Museum