Posts Tagged ‘African-American art’

Reviewed: “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond”

“African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond” is proof that black artists not named Jacob Lawrence or Romare Bearden produced a ton of compelling 20th century art, even if they make it into our museums less frequently. The sprawling exhibit features 100 works by 43 artists—a generous mix of painters, sculptors, and [...]

Reviewed: Hank Willis Thomas at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

The first pieces you’ll see when you enter the Corcoran Gallery of Art's one-room exhibit of works by Hank Willis Thomas are large-scale color photographs that highlight the ironies surrounding black athletes—graceful, finely sculpted bodies held back by a first-down measuring chain (right), or defying gravity below a noose rather than a basketball hoop. Clever—but [...]

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