Black Radical Joy with Derrick Adams & Mickalene Thomas

Artist Derrick Adams speaks with Mickalene Thomas about representing everyday Black joy and happiness in his artwork.

In a video by the Hudson River Museum, artists Derrick Adams and Mickalene Thomas discuss the importance of depicting Black joy in artwork. Speaking about a current exhibition of Adams’ work at the Hudson River Museum, Derrick Adams: Buoyant, the pair talk about Black leisure and celebration, and the freedom that comes with illustrating Black joy.