Cooper Gallery


Harvard Gazette: 'The soul of a jazz man'

October 1, 2019
Frank Stewart learned young how to fail often with his camera.

A painter could spend days on a canvas only to realize the result was a “monstrosity,” the acclaimed photographer and artist said during a conversation with New York University Professor of Performance Studies Fred Moten ’84 at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research’s Hiphop Archive last week.

Gazette group photo

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.