Cooper Gallery

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Harvard Gazette: ‘Bringing art to the people it depicts’

May 6, 2019
Kasseem Dean, known in the music world as Swizz Beats, was used to seeing Gordon Parks’ photographs in meetings with business partners and at the homes of friends who were not African American. It was far more unusual to see the artwork in front of the people Parks represented.
Richard D. Cohen

Richard D. Cohen

Vice Chair, National Advisory Board
Chairman, Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
W. E. B. Du Bois Medalist, 2013 and 2015
2017 Nov 17

Curator's Tour with Awam Amkpa

(All day)


Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, 102 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA


Registration will open November 14th at 10 am. Register here.

Dawoud Bey

Harvard Gazette: 'Images of Harlem, then and now'

June 1, 2017

For photographer Dawoud Bey, activism and art have long been linked. Bey, whose portraits of Harlem form the centerpiece of the exhibit "Harlem: Found Ways‚" now at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, first connected with his chosen visual medium through a protest.

“Aquí Nadie Gana (Nobody Wins Here)” by Juan Roberto Diago

Boston Globe: 'Cuba sí, racism no!'

April 6, 2017

The Afro-Cuban painter Juan Roberto Diago came of age in the 1990s in the midst of a firestorm. The collapse of the Soviet Union devastated Cuban trade and the island's economy suffered a teeth-jarring blow. Famine followed. Social unrest was inevitable.

David Adjaye

Architectural Digest: David Adjaye to Receive Harvard's W. E. B. Du Bois Medal

August 31, 2014

On Tuesday, September 30th, David Adjaye, principal of AD100 firm Adjaye Associates, will receive Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Medal for outstanding work in the field of African and African American Studies. Fittingly, the medal, whose past recipients include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and author Chinua Achebe, will be awarded in the university' Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the façade of which Adjaye designed.

David Adjaye

Architect David Adjaye in the New Yorker

September 23, 2013

Architect for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art featured in The New Yorker:

"The National Museum of African American History and Culture, on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is a little more than two years away from its scheduled opening. When I visited the site in June with David Adjaye, the Ghanaian-British architect who won an international competition in 2009 to design the building, it was a five-acre hole in the ground. Construction din made conversation impossible, so Adjaye asked the foreman to drive us to the other end, where we sat under...

Read more about Architect David Adjaye in the New Yorker