Evangeline J. Montgomery and Garret McDowell, 1971, Rainbow Sign Archive*

“15 of 75 Black Artists Leave As Whitney Exhibition Opens”


“Whenever I could elicit recommendations, they were diligently followed up. I’m confident that the show presents a very good national representation of work by black artists.” [said Whitney Museum curator Robert Doty]

Yesterday, however, Mrs. Evangeline J. Montgomery, who was among the group of black art specialists appearing at the press confernce, said that she had not been satisfied with her role as “consultant.”

“For one, I wasn’t paid,” she said. “And,
although I told Mr. Doty that I thought an effort should be made to involve the black community in this show, it hasn’t been done.”


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