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Opening Reception: African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from The David C. Driskell Center

African American Art since 1950

Opening Reception: African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from The David C. Driskell Center

David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora Thursday, September 20, 2012 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

This exhibition 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. Fifty-five artists are represented in African American Art Since 1950 through sixty-two works, most of them 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. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 5-6PM The opening of the exhibition will include a short program with a performance by artist Vanessa German at 6PM

Add to Calendar 09/20/12 5:00 PM 09/20/12 6:00 PM America/New_York Opening Reception: African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from The David C. Driskell Center

This exhibition 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. Fifty-five artists are represented in African American Art Since 1950 through sixty-two works, most of them 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. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 5-6PM The opening of the exhibition will include a short program with a performance by artist Vanessa German at 6PM

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