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|
|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|