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Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum

June 18, 2016

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Building on the Museum’s historic role as a leader in collecting and exhibiting African-American art, a new exhibition at the Newark Museum will present a distinguished group of works by leading modern and contemporary artists. Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum explores expressive painting and heroic themes through 34 works of painting and sculpture. Covering a broad span from the 1940s to the present, the exhibition is organized almost entirely from the Museum’s permanent collection of American Art, with a few additional works loaned by artists and private collectors in New Jersey.

A one-day symposium bringing together scholars of African-American art and artists from the exhibition is planned for October 15th, 2016. Speakers will include Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator Emerita, Museum of Arts and Design, and Leslie King-Hammond, Graduate Dean Emmeritus and Founding Director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

| To review this exhibition or to arrange an interview with the curator, please email publicrelations@newarkmuseum.org

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Date:
June 18, 2016
Event Category:
Exhibition
Event Tags:
newark museum, Lowery Stokes Sims, Leslie King-Hammond, Dean Emmeritus, Emerita
Website:
http://newarkmuseum.org

Organizer

Newark Museum
Phone:
973-596-6690
Email:
publicrelations@newarkmuseum.org
Website:
newarkmuseum.org

Venue

Newark Museum
49 Washington St
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
Phone:
(973)-596-6550
Website:
http://www.newarkmuseum.org