Greenville County Museum of Art Presents Masterworks of Color: African-American Art

Monday, February 6, 2017
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Greenville County Museum of Art unveils Masterworks of Color: African-American Art on February 15th. More than fifty works are included in this exhibition which explores the viewpoint of African-American artists.

The earliest examples are clay vessels made by enslaved potter and poet David Drake along with an 1850 painting View of Asheville, North Carolina by free man of color Robert Duncanson.

The exhibition also features works by such 20th-century luminaries as William H. Johnson, Romare Bearden, and Jacob Lawrence. More contemporary highlights include Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Leo Twiggs, Gary Grier, and Jonathan Green.

This exhibition runs through August 27th.

Alongside Masterworks of Color, the GCMA presents In a Mirror, Darkly, which examines the issues and images created when white artists portray black subjects and experiences, and Carew Rice, a retrospective of the renowned Lowcountry silhouettist’s works from the 1930s through the 1960s.

Visit www.gcma.org for additional information.

(Image: A piece of art by Frederick J. Brown via GCMA.)