Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw
Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw
Drawn from memories, both real and imagined, Yoakum's landscapes reflect Yoakum’s religious faith and exploration of the tenets of Christian Science as much as they do his experience as a man of color in the United States during the 20th century.
November 18, 2021 to March 19, 2022
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Exhibition details

At age 71, artist Joseph E. Yoakum (1891–1972) began making landscape drawings of the places he had travelled to over the course of his life. “Wherever my mind led me, I would go,” he said. “I’ve been all over this world four times.”

Artwork details

The exhibition presents over 100 of Yoakum’s works, depicting events like major naval voyages and UFO sightings, and represented notable figures of African American history and culture in portrait drawings.


The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

Image: Joseph Yoakum, A Rock in the Baltic Sea near Stockholm Sweden E. Europe (no date)