Freedom of Expression: Politics and Aesthetics in African American Art

March 4, 2010 - June 13, 2010

De Ferrari Gallery

Curated by Julie Levin Caro, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art History

This exhibition considers a range of responses by African American artists to social, political, and aesthetic concerns. The artworks address racism and the legacy of slavery, document and celebrate African American culture and experience, and explore abstract and conceptual modes of representation. The exhibition features works by Edward M. Bannister, Romare Bearden, Allan R. Crite, David Driskell, Sam Gilliam, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Glenn Ligon, Alison Saar, Henry O. Tanner, James VanDerZee, Charles White, Fred Wilson, and others.