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African American History Month 2011

Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2011 IV

Monday, February 28, 2011 | Karl Cole

To close out African American History month, I’d like to explore an aspect of the African American contribution to art that is somewhat sidelined: abstraction. When the term “African Ameri ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2011 III

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | Karl Cole

John Woodrow Wilson has been a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and illustrator. Like many African American artists, he faced the struggles of a black man in a white-dominated art culture, particularly ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2011 II

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | Karl Cole

The history of African American art is rich in its “cataloging” (for lack of a better term) of the African American experience. This was the aim of the Harlem Renaissance. The depiction of ...

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Curator’s Corner

African American History Month 2011 I

Monday, February 7, 2011 | Karl Cole

Let’s start off African American History month with one of my favorite artists, John Biggers. The theme for this month in SchoolArts is “Messages,” so let’s examine what Bigger ...

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