Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection


Location: O'Shaughnessy Galleries at the Snite Museum of Art

New Norman Lewis Image

Drawing on the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, this exhibition celebrates Modern and contemporary artists of African descent, many of whom were historically overlooked by collectors, critics, scholars, galleries, and museums. A central theme is the power of abstract art as a profound political choice and as a declaration of freedom. These artists not only resisted racist imagery, but, also, pressure to create positive representations of black Americans.

Ranging across 70 years, Solidary & Solitary reveals a rich and complex history woven from the threads of artistic debates about how to embody blackness; social struggle and change; migrations and the international African diaspora.

The exhibition is free and open to everyone, running from 8/18/2018 through 12/15/2018.

Snite Museum of Art hours are:

Day of Week  Open  Close
Sunday Closed Closed
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am 7:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday Noon 5:00 pm