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Andrea D. Barnwell
Andrea D. Barnwell is director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta.
Barnwell, Andrea D.
Barnwell, Andrea D.
United States of America
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Description: African Americans in Art: Selections from The Art Institute of Chicago
​On the threshold of a new millennium, how should we proceed with the dialogue about art made by African Americans? It is often difficult for many late twentieth-century viewers to recognize how irrevocably informed we continue to be by ideologies of race...
African Americans in Art: Selections from The Art Institute of Chicago
This special, expanded issue of Museum Studies focuses on the Art Institute of Chicago's growing collection of works by African Americans. Essays on the work of such influential artists as Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Marion Perkins, and Lorna Simpson are presented along with an article on the Art Institute’s striking daguerreotype of Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass. In addition to these essays, a portfolio section features twenty-nine images, with informative, brief entries examining each work. This important publication presents an overview of the concerns surrounding race in art, celebrates the achievements of a number of gifted African American artists, and provides a broad, multifaceted view of American art and culture.
Print publication date May 1999 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300114799
EISBN 9780300236859
Illustrations 95 Illus.
Print Status out of print