African American Art Since 1950, Oct 2016Go Back
On view in the main gallery Friday October 7, 2016 – Sunday January 22, 2017
African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center includes works by renowned artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Sam Gilliam and couples them with exciting new visionaries, including Chakaia Booker, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker. This exhibition collectively reflects the growing prominence and complexity of the field of African American Art over the last 60 years. It honors the legacy of the 1976 exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art: 1750-1950, curated by Prof. David C. Driskell at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Forty two artists are represented in African American Art Since 1950 by forty nine works from the Driskell Center Permanent Art Collection. The exhibition is divided into three, often overlapping, sections: Politics of Identity in African American Art; Driskell’s Circle of Colleagues; and New Voices.
African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center is curated by Dr. Robert E. Steele and Dorit Yaron, the David C. Driskell Center’s Former Executive Director and current Acting Director, respectively, and by Independent Scholar Dr. Adrienne L. Childs.
– Thursday, October 6, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Museum member’s preview opening, RSVP here.
– Friday October 21, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Third in the Burg- Free admission!
– Saturday, November 5th, 6:00 p.m. Lecture in the main gallery by Prof. Curlee Raven Holton, Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Department of Art
– Friday, November 18, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Third in the Burg- Free admission!
– Friday, December 16, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Third in the Burg- Free admission!
– Friday, January 20, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Third in the Burg- Free admission!
Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Herman Kofi Bailey, Radcliffe Bailey, Romare Bearden,
Robert Blackburn, Chakaia Booker, Sheila Pree Bright, Moe Brooker, Elizabeth Catlett,
Willie Cole, Robert Colescott, David C. Driskell, Melvin Edwards, Vanessa German,
Sam Gilliam, Felrath Hines, Curlee R. Holton, Margo Humphrey, Jacob Lawrence,
Kerry James Marshall, Keith Morrison, Floyd Newsum, Mary Lovelace O’Neal,
Howardena Pindell, Jefferson Pinder, William Pope.L, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold,
Alison Saar, Betye Saar, John T. Scott, Lorna Simpson, Clarissa T. Sligh, Frank Smith,
Alma Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, James Lesesne
Wells, William T. Williams, Deborah Willis
– “Sixty Years of African American Art on Exhibit in Harrisburg” by Joseph and Barrie Anne George, The Carlisle Sentinel, January 11 2017.
– “Prominence and Complexity: Major Exhibit of Post-War African American Art at SAM” by Barbara Trainin Blank, The Burg, October 31, 2016.