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Visions of America: A Black Perspective    Feb 5 - Mar 15, 2011

Blues for R.B.
Romare Bearden
Blues for R.B., 1981
 
Landscape – Dominican Republic
Aaron Douglas
Landscape – Dominican Republic, circa 1939
 
Jazz
Norman Lewis
Jazz, 1945
 
Little Joe
Faith Ringgold
Little Joe, 1978
 
People of the Book: Prophet Street
Aminah Robinson
People of the Book: Prophet Street, 1999
 
Mater Dolorosa
Charles White
Mater Dolorosa, 1961
 
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Reception and Book Signing: Saturday, February 26 from 3 to 5 pm Artists Barbara Bullock, Faith Ringgold and Danny Simmons will be present.

ACA Galleries is delighted to present Visions of America: A Black Perspective, an exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture spanning 150 years. There will be a special presentation on Faith Ringgold’s Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling on Saturday, February 26 from 2 to 3pm. A reception will follow.

Exhibition highlights include:

19th century landscapes by Edward Bannister and a rare still life by Robert Scott Duncanson.

Junction Piquette, a large fabric collage by Romare Bearden, will also be featured in the forthcoming traveling exhibition, Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections, organized by the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC.

Three exceptional works by Charles White: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child has not been exhibited in 60 years; Mater Delorosa was included in his first show at ACA in 1946 and Mayube Afrika was formerly in the collection of Lorraine Hansberry, author of Raisin in the Sun.

Works by Edward Bannister, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Barbara Bullock, Aaron Douglas, Robert Scott Duncanson, Barkley Hendricks, Alvin Loving, Richard Mayhew, Norman Lewis, Charles Ethan Porter, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson, Charles Searles, Danny Simmons and Charles White are on view.

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