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Two Centuries of Black Art

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African American History Month 2017 #9

Friday, February 24, 2017 | Karl Cole

The final post in my series celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Two Centuries of Black Art exhibit features Margaret Burroughs. Known more as an educator, equality advocate, and prolific write ...

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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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African American History Month 2017 #7

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Karl Cole

Let’s continue our look at the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art with the work of Aaron Douglas. My first “wow!” moment for the work of Aaron Douglas came when I saw a series of rel ...

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African American History Month 2017 #6

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s artist from the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art is Joshua Johnson. You probably get sick of hearing me say “I’m a big fan of…” but I don’t say what I do ...

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African American History Month 2017 #5

Monday, February 20, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s post in my series on artists from the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art features Clementine Hunter. American art is blessed with many a self-taught artist who have contributed immeasura ...

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African American History Month 2017 #4

Friday, February 17, 2017 | Karl Cole

My series about the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art (1976–1977) continues. Edward Bannister’s paintings always put me in the same mood as the paintings of the Barbizon “school&rdq ...

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African American History Month 2017 #3

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today’s artist to mark the fortieth anniversary of the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art is Jacob Lawrence. His style is truly one of the most unique, personal styles to come out of the Harlem ...

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African American History Month 2017 #2

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Karl Cole

Today my series about the exhibit Two Centuries of Black Art (1976–1977) continues with the work of Alma Woodsey Thomas (1891–1978). She has always been one of my painting heroes. Not only ...

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African American History Month 2017 #1

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Karl Cole

The landmark first retrospective exhibition of African American artists from slavery to contemporary took place forty years ago. Between September of 1976 and August of 1977, the exhibition Two Centur ...

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