January 2017

20th Century African American Art Exhibit

The Beauty of Truth and Freedom: African American Art in the 20th Century Highlights from the Stewart-Sheffield Collection

February 4 – March 4, 2017
St. Pete/ Gibbs Campus Music Center
6605 5th Ave N., St. Petersburg

This extraordinary exhibition centers around the themes of civil rights, education, family and music. Throughout the 20th
century, many African American artists responded to the struggle for freedom and civil rights, and the need to preserve African American family life and culture, by producing works that spoke to these issues, often challenging the social and political order. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Feb. 4 from 1 to 5pm with art collectors, Drs. James Stewart and Caryl Sheffield, leading a discussion beginning at 2pm. A $10 donation benefiting the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) is suggested.

Pictured: New Generation by Elizabeth Catlett

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