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Ashley Bryan & Langston Hughes: Sail Away

Set Sail Ashley Bryan and Langston Hughes Family Workshop

Sep 30, 2022 @ 10:30 am - Jan 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Free with museum admission

Celebrate the art of Ashley Bryan, who created and illustrated children’s books that celebrated Black life and Black creativity. See vibrant cut-paper collages from his 2015 book Sail Away, in which Bryan illustrated poems by Langston Hughes on the subject of water—oceans, seas, rivers, and rainstorms. 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.

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