Sunday, April 27, 2008

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist

05/09/2008 - 08/03/2008
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist
presents the first nationally touring retrospective of Aaron Douglas (1899-1979), one of the most influential visual artists from the Harlem Renaissance. This exhibition brings together more than 80 rarely seen works by the artist, including paintings, prints, drawings and illustrations. Susan Earle, curator of European and American art at the Spencer Museum of Art, organized the exhibition; Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is the coordinating curator.

Friday, May 9, 1-5 p.m.

Celebrate the work and legacy of Aaron Douglas with some of the foremost experts on the artist. Participating scholars are Richard Powell (Duke University), Amy Kirschke (University of North Carolina, Wilmington), Rene Ater (University of Maryland), and Susan Earle (Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence). Kinshasha Holman Conwill, deputy director of the Smithsonians National Museum of African American History and Culture, will moderate, and University of Maryland Professor Emeritus David Driskell will deliver the keynote address.

McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
Smithsonian American Art Museum and
the National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Information: 202-633-1000

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