U.S.A. - DAYTON-OHIO - 100 Years of African-American Art - The Arthur Primas Collection

Romare BeardenPilate (Misty Mountain), 1979, Art © Romare Bearden Foundation, Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

100 Years of African-American Art celebrates the creativity and achievements of African-American artists. The exhibition features 69 works from the Arthur Primas collection, one of the country’s most significant collections of African-American art. It highlights 34 artists, including Hughie Lee-Smith, Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett and many others, who created magnificent art that reflects the African-American experience and aesthetic.
The works in the exhibition range in age from the early 1900s to 2008 and include paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints. The collection focuses primarily on works that examine the nature of, and impediments to, freedom, a theme both central to American identity and to the universal quest of humankind. It offers a look at social realities, past and present, and what they mean for our society’s continued growth.

The Dayton Art Institute 06.11.2010 - 30.01.2011

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