Henry Ossawa Tanner

Curator's Corner

African American History Month 2020 I

Monday, February 3, 2020 | Karl Cole

Every year I like to feature African American artists whose work you may or may not have ever seen for African American History Month (February). I’m starting this year’s survey with artis ...

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Curator's Corner

African American History Month 2017 #8

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s post in my series about the artists and artworks in the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art features Henry O. Tanner. I really like Tanner’s paintings of his late period after he ha ...

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Curator's Corner

What Is Realism?

Monday, June 1, 2009 | Karl Cole

American art has always been characterized by a strong reverence for realism, from the early colonial portraits by artists such as John Singleton Copley, through the Hudson River School, and into the ...

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