JAM: Just Above Midtown

Gallery-led tributes to Linda Goode Bryant's pioneering New York arts organization

The JAM section features solo presentations of artists from Bryant’s original programming, through the support of invited galleries.

Highlights include:

Rena Bransten Gallery & Stephen Daiter Gallery Dawoud Bey
Thomas Erben Gallery & Sprüth Magers Senga Nengudi 
Alexander Gray Associates Lorraine O’Grady 
Garth Greenan Howardena Pindell 
Hauser & Wirth Lorna Simpson 
Jenkins Johnson Gallery Ming Smith 
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery Norman Lewis

Franklin Sirmans (Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami) pays homage to the pioneering non-profit New York arts organization Just Above Midtown (JAM) and its founder Linda Goode Bryant.

Formerly the Director of Education at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Bryant founded JAM in 1974. JAM pioneered the early work of now world-renowned African American contemporary artists, providing a much-needed platform for these artists to show and sell their work in New York during that time.

Explore the presentations here