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NEW DATE ~Art Talk: Black Artists – Part 2: Washington Paintings in the Watkins & Corcoran Legacy Collections

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Date(s) - 05/27/2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Jack Rasmussen on The Long Sixties: Washington Paintings in the Watkins and Corcoran Legacy Collections (1957 – 1982)

Despite the supposedly raised consciousness of the 1960s, the work of Black artists was not often collected or even now represented in museum collections. One reason is Washington’s determined avoidance of controversy and the corporate preference for the contentless art produced by the Washington Color School. We will discuss the art of Jeff Donaldson, Sam Gilliam, Frank Anthony Smith, Carroll Sockwell, Alma Thomas, Franklin White, and Kenneth Victor Young.

Presenter: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

This is part two a three-part series: Black Art from the Early 20th Century to Today. The events are sponsored by the District-Maryland-Virginia Shared Village Event Committee.

Register by May 25 on the AHA Hub or to the AHA office at aha@athomeinalexandria.org or 703-231-0824.