Virtual summit: “The Negro Artist’s Dilemma”

Virtual summit: “The Negro Artist’s Dilemma”

American Federation of Arts / Gibbes Museum of Art

November 7, 2021
Romare Bearden: Abstraction
October 15, 2021–January 9, 2022
“The Negro Artist’s Dilemma” Revisited: November 17, 6–7pm, An abstract artist summit with Lorraine O’Grady, Suzanne Jackson and Shinique Smith
Live via Zoom

“The…most perplexing problem is the evident pressure exerted on the Negro artist to use his art as an instrument to mirror the social injustices inflicted upon his people,” reads Romare Bearden’s seminal 1946 essay “The Negro Artist’s Dilemma.” We’ll revisit the artist’s perspective in conversation with conceptual and abstract artists of today, including the celebrated conceptual artist Lorraine O’Grady, abstract artist Suzanne Jackson, and abstract and calligraphy artist Shinique Smith.

Advance tickets required.

This program is presented by the American Federation of Arts and the Gibbes Museum of Art on the occasion of the exhibition Romare Bearden: Abstraction

The American Federation of Arts is pleased to present the national tour of the exhibition Romare Bearden: Abstraction.

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
October 15, 2021–January 9, 2022

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
February 5–May 15, 2022

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
June 25–September 18, 2022

Romare Bearden: Abstraction is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY. 

The national tour of Romare Bearden: Abstraction is sponsored by Morgan Stanley.

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American Federation of Arts  / Gibbes Museum of Art
November 7, 2021

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