Two Centuries of Black American Art: A 35th Anniversary Roundtable
In 1976, LACMA presented an exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, one of the first museum exhibitions recognizing the importance of African-American artists and their significant contributions to artistic practice over the previous two centuries. David Driskell, professor emeritus, University of Maryland, served as curator for that exhibition; he returns to LACMA to reflect on that groundbreaking exhibition and the state of African American art today. Dr. Driskell, renowned painter and collector of art, is one of the nation's foremost scholars of African American art. He was presented one of the nation's highest honors, the National Humanities Medal, by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Joining him in the discussion will be LACMA curators Franklin Sirmans, Austen Bailly and Brooke Anderson, as well as Bridget Cooks, former LACMA educator and current assistant professor of African American Studies, UC Irvine.
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Sponsored by the American Art Council. Image: Henry Ossawa Tanner (United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, 1859–1937), Daniel in the Lions' Den, 1907–1918, Painting, Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 41 1/8 x 49 7/8 in. Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison Collection (22.6.3).