Amistad’s Art Travels…

Recent efforts on the part of the Amistad Research Center to provide greater access to its fine arts collection is paying rewards as several pieces from our art collection will be traveling over the next few years as part of exhibitions across the country. Each exhibition highlights the historical significance of Africans in the Americas or an established African American artist. Our contributions include works by many well known and lesser known artists, including Hale Woodruff, Jacob Lawrence, William H. Johnson, Jeff Donaldson, and James Phillips. Those interested in viewing some of Amistad’s works can do so at the venues and dates below. Please come check them out and support these wonderful exhibitions.

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College
Includes “Southland” by Hale Woodruff
This touring exhibition will visit venues in Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; New Orleans, Louisiana; Hartford, Connecticut; and Birmingham, Alabama, from June 2012-September 2015.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
Includes six serigraph prints from Jacob Lawrence’s “Toussaint L’Ouverture” series
El Museo del Barrio (New York, NY) June 12, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY) June 14, 2012 – October 21, 2012

Buried Treasures: Art in African American Museums
Includes works by William H. Johnson, Jeff Donaldson, and James Phillips
DuSable Museum (Chicago, IL) July 14, 2012 – December 31, 2012

Look for more information on this blog as other venues are announced.

Posted by Leiza McKenna

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