Extending Humanity: Essential Themes in African-American Art

Part of the Up Close: Exploring the Collection Series

Posted: January 30, 2012
Source: Farrell Howe
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

Jacob Lawrence John Brown #11

Jacob Lawrence, Legend of John Brown #11: John Brown took to guerrilla warfare., 1978 from the Legend of John Brown Portfolio, screenprint on woven paper. Gift of an anonymous donor, 2008.15.11

Did you know that the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has more than 150 works by African American artists in its collection? In honor of Black History Month, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is hosting an Up Close: Exploring the Collection series focused on African-American art from the permanent collection.

Dates: Thursdays, February 9, 16 & 23
Time: 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Location: The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 South Park Street, Kalamazoo 49007 (269) 349-7775, www.kiarts.org
Cost: $30 KIA Members/$40 non-members

Explore the KIA's collection of African-American art with Associate Curator of Collections Greg Waskowsky. From the work and teaching of Charles Alston in the 1930s, to key figures such as Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, to the next generation of artists of color, this three-part series will examine the rich, creative response of African-American art to such fundamental concerns as memory, identity and community. The program will also present works of African-American poets and musicians that complement those of the visual artists.

Learn more about the artists and why the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has dedicated a program to growing its collection of African-American Art.

Advanced registration is required - call (269) 349-7775 or register online.