Ashley Bryan & Langston Hughes: Sail Away

September 30, 2022 through January 22, 2023

From the 1960s onwards, the artist Ashley Bryan has created and illustrated children’s books that celebrate Black life and Black creativity. This exhibition focuses on his 2015 book Sail Away, in which Bryan paired poems by Langston Hughes on the subject of water—oceans, seas, rivers, and rainstorms—with his own vibrant cut-paper collages.

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Ashley Bryan, The Negro Speaks of Rivers (from Sail Away), 2015. The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of the Ashley Bryan Center, 2021.25:17. © 2015 The Ashley Bryan Center. Used with Permission. All Rights Reserved.

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