Based in 1997, that is the house of interchange between performers and students desirous about art music by African-American composers. From an vital grouping of recently acquired works by self-taught artist Bill Traylor to William H. Johnson’s vibrant portrayals of faith and family, to Mickalene Thomas’s contemporary exploration of black feminine identity, the museum’s holdings reflect its lengthy-standing commitment to black artists and the acquisition, preservation, and show of their works.
In 1996, when the Summer time Olympics came to Atlanta, Rifkin labored with former National Gallery of Artwork director J. Carter Brown to host a multimillion-dollar exhibition referred to as Rings,” that meant borrowing canonical works from Titian, Rembrandt and Rodin from museums around the globe.
African American Art Since 1950: Views from the David C. Driskell Center includes works by famend artists equivalent to Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Sam Gilliam and couples them with thrilling new visionaries, including Chakaia Booker, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker.
This outdoor museum tells the wealthy history of Africans and African Individuals, with representations of African warriors, slave ships, segregated buses, Martin Luther King’s Birmingham jail cell, and grave markers for the four younger girls killed within the 1963 bombing of the sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham (then often known as Bombingham”).
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke College organized a career retrospective of Hendricks’ work, Barkley Hendricks: Delivery of the Cool, to travel from 2008 via 2010 to the Studio Museum, Harlem; the Santa Monica Museum of Art; the Pennsylvania Academy of the High-quality Arts; and the Modern Arts Museum, Houston.