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Object ID 000146

Object Name African American art

Object Desc

Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection

Accession # 2017.01.258.190

Alternate ID NF 704.03 AFR

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Gift

Accession Date JUN 8,2018


Location NF

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Status In Collection

Object Keywords Smithsonian Institute,African American Art,African American Exhibits,Harlem Renaissance,Civil Rights,Exhibition Catalog,

Title African American art

Sub-Title Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond



Description / Abstract "A beautifully illustrated survey of African American art of the twentieth century, including many never-before-seen works by the most important artists of the period. African American Art presents a powerful selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by forty-three black artists who explored the African American experience of the twentieth century. Embracing many universal themes and also evoking specific aspects of the African American experience such as the African diaspora, jazz, and the power of religion, the artists worked in styles as varied as documentary realism, abstraction, and postmodern assemblage of found objects. Drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's rich collection of African American art, the works include paintings by Benny Andrews, Jacob Lawrence, Thornton Dial Sr., Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, and Lois Mailou Jones, and photographs by Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, Roland Freeman, Marilyn Nance, and James Van Der Zee. More than hal

Physical Description 255 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm


Author Details Corporate Name: Smithsonian American Art Museum.


ISBN 9780937311998



Publisher Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2012.

Publisher Details Published in conjunction with the related exhibition, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, April 27, 2012 through September 3, 2012. Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-249) and index.

Spine / Label 704.03 AFR