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African American Abstract Art in New York during the 1960s and 1970s

African American Abstract Art in New York during the 1960s and 1970s Online

Cynthia Hawkins, Ph.D, will cover the advent of abstraction in the United States among African American artists. The artists to be discussed include Norman Lewis, Mel Edwards, William Majors, and others who came from all corners of the United States to New York City. They were sculptors and painters who worked at the Printmaking Workshop founded by the renowned African American master printer Robert Blackburn. It was a volatile time in the U.S. and in other parts of the world; how were black artists received by galleries and museums at this time? Was there a community of artists, did they engage in activism, and how did artists apply their skills to aid African American community?

This program is through Zoom. Register here: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/8656095

Cynthia Hawkins, Ph.D, is the Gallery Director and Curator of the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo.

Monday, February 28, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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  Black History     Department - Arts & Literature  
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