FEBRUARY and MARCH
MASTERPIECES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
COME TO MUSEUM OF ART - DELAND
Historic works from Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden,
Jacob Lawrence, Purvis Young on View in 2019
The Museum of Art – DeLand is premiering a world-class exhibition comprised of two significant collections; African American Art: We Too Dream America, curated by Dorian Bergen, co-owner of the ACA Galleries in New York, and Florida Artist Purvis Young: Overtown’s Visual Poet, selected from the Museum’s permanent collection at its galleries.
The works exhibited from these collections are not only interesting for those who appreciate art, but also are important to the history of our country. The Museum of Art – DeLand has organized in collaboration with the ACA Galleries, and its national network of collectors, a critically acclaimed exhibition featuring the art of the first generation of African American artists.
African American Art: We Too Dream America highlights the Harlem Renaissance and the relationship between the visual arts and the social and racial issues of this era. It marked a period of time when a sense of black identity, pride and self-determination changed the way African Americans thought about themselves and their cultural and intellectual contributions to American society. Many of the featured artists in this exhibition were instrumental in launching the civil rights movement of the 1960s in the United States.
To book a group tour for this exhibition, contact 386.734.4371 or email coffman@MoArtDeLand.org