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"Black American Portraits" Exhibit Opening Reception

February 2023

Black American PortraitsBlack American Portraits is coming to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art! The exhibit – co-curated by Liz Andrews, executive director of Spelman’s Museum of Fine Art, and Christine Y. Kim, the Tate’s Britton Family Curator-at-Large – pays homage to David C. Driskell’s curated exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, and will be welcomed to Spelman by way of a special opening reception on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

From artwork depicted by a range of mediums such as paint, print, photography and sculpture, Black American Portraits offers a juxtaposed view of the visual culture that often demonizes Blackness while highlighting emancipation, scenes from the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights and Black Power eras, multiculturalism of the 1990s and the spirit of Black Lives Matter. The powerful exhibit also reframes portraiture through celebratory visuals of Black American subjects as the focus and places Black women portrait artists on the center stage.

To learn more, visit Spelman’s News and Events page.

Black American Portraits Opening Reception Flyer

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