Promise Witness Remembrance
By Stephen Reily, Allison Reily, Allison Glenn and Toya Northington
Promise, Witness, Remembrance is centered around artist Amy Sherald's portrait of Breonna Taylor. This catalog documents not just the 32 works featured in the exhibition, but also the process by which the Speed Art Museum used this opportunity to memorialize the life of Breonna Taylor, who was killed by Louisville police in March 2020, and to serve its community through art, featuring real-time quotations from Curator Allison Glenn, Community Engagement Strategist Toya Northington, Director Stephen Reily, Tamika Palmer (Breonna Taylor's mother), artist Amy Sherald, and others. With 200 photos, featuring work by 22 Black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Lorna Simpson, Kerry James Marshall, Hank Willis Thomas, and Theaster Gates, Promise, Witness, Remembrance is a vital addition to the canon of Black American art.
- Published by Speed Art Museum, 2022
- Hardcover with 272 pages
- 9 x 11 inches