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To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Many of this nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have amassed significant collections of American art and founded galleries and museums on their campuses. These collections provide a rich resource for the study of African American art, yet many also possess a diverse array of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art. To Conserve a Legacy documents an outstanding sampling of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures owned by Clark Atlanta University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Howard University, North Carolina Central University, and Tuskegee University.This book serves as the catalog for a major exhibition and conservation project organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem, in association with the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and the six participating HBCUs. The book contains a profile of each university collection, color reproductions of many artworks included in the exhibition, biographical information on all the represented artists, and documentation of the conservation and care practices helping to preserve the art for future generations.Two major essays place the HBCU art collections and this collaborative project in a historical context and develop six themes around which the exhibition was organized: Forever Free: Emancipation Visualized; The First Americans; Training the Head, the Hand, and the Heart; The American Portrait Gallery; American Expressionism; and Modern Lives, Modern Impulses. The artists include Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, William H. Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Edmonia Lewis, Archibald Motley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Horace Pippin, P. H. Polk, Alfred Stieglitz, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Doris Ulmann, Carl Van Vechten, Thomas Waterman, James Weeks, Charles White, and many others. The book also contains forty-two entry essays by American scholars on many of the individual artworks.The exhibition was co-curated by Richard Powell, Chairman of the Art and Art History Department at Duke University, and Jock Reynolds, Director of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Synopsis:

To Conserve a Legacy documents an outstanding sampling of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures owned by Clark Atlanta University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Howard University, North Carolina Central University, and Tuskegee University.

Synopsis:

Many of this nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have amassed significant collections of American art and founded galleries and museums on their campuses. These collections provide a rich resource for the study of African American art, yet many also possess a diverse array of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art.

Synopsis:

A major exhibition catalog documenting and discussing a century of art collected by America's historically black colleges and universities. 240 illustrations, 200 in color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262661515
Subtitle:
American Art From Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Introduction:
Conwill, Kinshasha Holman
Author:
Powell, Richard
Author:
Conwill, Kinshasha Holman
Author:
Reynolds, Jock
Author:
Conwill, Kinshasha Holman
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Afro-american universities and colleges
Subject:
Conservation and restoration
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Criticism - Other specific cultures
Subject:
Private collections
Subject:
Art -- Private collections -- Southern States -- Exhibitions.
Subject:
African American art
Subject:
African American universities and colleges
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
To Conserve A Legacy
Publication Date:
19990401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.8 x 8.6 x 0.7 in

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Product details 240 pages MIT Press - English 9780262661515 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , To Conserve a Legacy documents an outstanding sampling of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures owned by Clark Atlanta University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Howard University, North Carolina Central University, and Tuskegee University.
"Synopsis" by , Many of this nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have amassed significant collections of American art and founded galleries and museums on their campuses. These collections provide a rich resource for the study of African American art, yet many also possess a diverse array of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art.
"Synopsis" by , A major exhibition catalog documenting and discussing a century of art collected by America's historically black colleges and universities. 240 illustrations, 200 in color.
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