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Exhibition Detail
African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center
551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


October 26th, 2013 - June 1st
Opening: 
October 25th, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
 Untitled, Bailey Herman KofiBailey Herman Kofi, Untitled,
ca. 1962 , Drawing, 40" x 30"
© Courtesy of The Collection of David C. Driskell Center (Gift of the family of Jules Heller) Photo credit: Greg Staley
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African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center is an exhibition in which works by renowned artists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Sam Gilliam are coupled with the work of exciting new visionaries, including Chakaia Booker, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker. This group of artists collectively reflects the growing prominence—and complexity—of the field of African American Art over the last 60 years.

The exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora and showcases a generation of artists who opened up the possibilities for African American art, from pursuing pure abstraction to providing a forum for art as political activism. The exhibition also presents the newest voices in African American art which utilize a variety of media and possess a hybrid approach to cultural and social identity.


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