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Exhibition | Masterworks of Color: African-American Art from the Greenville Collection

Feb 15, 2017 — Aug 27, 2017

More than 50 works are included in this exhibition that 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.

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.