Group Exhibition
10 February–7 July 2024

Deborah Roberts and Kehinde Wiley feature in 'Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys'

Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

The first major exhibition of the Dean Collection, 'Giants' showcases a focused selection from the musical and cultural icons Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and Alicia Keys' world-class holdings. The Brooklyn Museum’s presentation spotlights works by Black diasporic artists, part of our ongoing efforts to expand the art-historical narrative. 

“Giants” refers to several aspects of the Dean Collection: the renown of legendary artists, the impact of canon-expanding contemporary artists, and the monumental works by such creators as Derrick Adams, Arthur Jafa, and Meleko Mokgosi. Immense pieces—including the largest ever by Mokgosi—are paired with standouts such as Parks’s seminal photographs, Wiley’s revolutionary portraits, and Esther Mahlangu’s globe-bridging canvases. 

 The term also evokes the strength of the bonds between the Deans and the artists they support, and among the artists themselves. Along with examining these links and legacies, the exhibition will encourage “giant conversations” inspired by the works on view—critiquing society and celebrating Blackness.

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