Saturday’s event pick: “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties”

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Barbara Jones-Hogu “Nation Time,” circa 1970 Silkscreen with inks on Japanese paper from the exhibition, “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties,” through May 10.
Barbara Jones-Hogu “Nation Time,” circa 1970 Silkscreen with inks on Japanese paper from the exhibition, “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties,” through May 10.

Barbara Jones-Hogu “Nation Time,” circa 1970 Silkscreen with inks on Japanese paper from the exhibition, “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties,” through May 10.

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum in New York, “Witness” pulls from a wide range of artists whose aesthetic output addressed or documented the struggle for civil rights, and includes paintings and sculpture as well as conceptual works, documentary photography and video.

One gallery will be dedicated to a video of Nina Simone’s famous 1964 performance of “Mississippi Goddam,” a powerful protest song that became an anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free-$9. Through May 10. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-7324, http://www.blantonmuseum.org.


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