COLLAGE ON VIEW
Ashley Bryan & Langston Hughes: Sail Away
at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York, New York, USA
7 October 2022-22 January 2023
From the 1960s onwards, the artist Ashley Bryan has created and illustrated children’s books that celebrate Black life and Black creativity. This exhibition focuses on his 2015 book Sail Away, in which Bryan paired poems by Langston Hughes on the subject of water—oceans, seas, rivers, and rainstorms—with his own vibrant cut-paper collages. The original collages, now in the Morgan’s permanent collection, will be joined by paintings, prints, photographs, recordings, and some work in unusual formats, such as Bryan’s puppets made from sea glass, shells, and other found materials, to explore the conversation between these two great Black artists and the role of seas and rivers in their work.
In Kolaj 12, Daniel Kany discussed Ashley Bryan’s life and work and his book, Beautiful Blackbird. Read more HERE.
(Text adapted from materials provided the museum.)
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016 USA
Tuesday-Thursday & Saturday-Sunday, 10:30AM-5PM