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African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and Beyond

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A beautifully illustrated survey of African American art of the twentieth century, including many never-before-seen works by the most important artists of the period. African American Art presents a powerful selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by forty-three black artists who explored the African American experience of the twentieth century. Embracing many universal themes and also evoking specific aspects of the African American experience such as the African diaspora, jazz, and the power of religion, the artists worked in styles as varied as documentary realism, abstraction, and postmodern assemblage of found objects. Drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museums rich collection of African American art, the works include paintings by Benny Andrews, Jacob Lawrence, Thornton Dial Sr., Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, and Lois Mailou Jones, and photographs by Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, Roland Freeman, Marilyn Nance, and James Van Der Zee. More than half of the artworks in the exhibition are being shown for the first time. In Richard Powells text, his usual keen insights into meaning and metaphor enrich the readers understanding of the artworks in their historical setting and contemporary culture.

About the Author

Richard J. Powell is the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University. Virginia Mecklenburg is the acting chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Theresa Slowik is the chief of publications at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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ISBN:
9780847838905
Author:
Mecklenburg, Virginia
Publisher:
Skira Rizzoli
Author:
Powell, Richard J.
Author:
Richard J.Powell
Author:
Slowik, Theresa
Author:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
165 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
12.2 x 10.28 x 1.17 in 4.25 lb

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