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Retrieving the Life and Art of James Wilson Edwards and a Circle of Black Artists
October 14, 2022 - December 3, 2022Free
Retrieving the Life and Art of James Wilson Edwards and a Circle of Black Artists reveals how Black artist/teachers were integral and influential members in a white regional community in the last quarter of the 20th century. While there have been blockbuster exhibitions of a few contemporary Black artists during recent years of efforts by museums and galleries to become more diverse, this is one of the first exhibitions to explore the historical context from which these artists emerged.
This exhibition focuses on five late 20th-century master artists who lived and worked within 25 miles of each other in the geographic region from Princeton, New Jersey to New Hope, Pennsylvania: James Wilson Edwards, Rex Goreleigh, Hughie Lee-Smith, Selma Hortense Burke, and Wendell T. Brooks. These Black artists represent a diverse and vibrant regional arts community not acknowledged in contemporary American art history: James Wilson Edwards, Rex Goreleigh, Hughie Lee-Smith, Selma Hortense Burke, Wendell T. Brooks
The exhibitionn is curated by Judith K. Brodsky and Rhinold Ponder.
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