Exhibitions

Shotgun, Third Ward #1, 1966

John Biggers

Tempera and oil

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution 

In Conversation: Modern African American Art

On view June 1, 2013 to September 2, 2013

Located in the: Peabody Essex Museum

Created at significant social and political moments in America, this premier collection of paintings, photographs and sculpture by 43 prominent African American artists presents conversations about art, identity and the rights of the individual. The artworks reflect an America that celebrates the multi-faceted nature of society.


In Conversation: Modern African American Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from Alston & Bird; Amherst Holdings, LLC; Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation; Larry Irving and Leslie Wiley; the William R. Kenan, Jr. Endowment Fund; Clarence Otis and Jacqui Bradley; and PEPCO. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.

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Images

Shotgun, Third Ward #1, 1966

Shotgun, Third Ward #1, 1966

John Biggers

Tempera and oil

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution 

Can Fire in the Park

Can Fire in the Park

Beauford Delaney, Can Fire in the Park, 1946, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dancing at Jazz Alley. Chicago, Illinois, June 1974

Dancing at Jazz Alley. Chicago, Illinois, June 1974

Roland L. Freeman, Dancing at Jazz Alley. Chicago, Illinois, June 1974, from the series Southern
Roads/City Pavements, 1974.
Gelatin silver print. Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Gift of George H. Dalsheimer. © 1974 Roland L. Freeman.

 

Light Blue Nursery

Light Blue Nursery

Alma Thomas, Light Blue Nursery, 1968, acrylic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Artist

School’s Out

School’s Out

Allan Rohan Crite, School’s Out, 1936, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from The
Museum of Modern Art

New Car (South Richmond, Virginia)

New Car (South Richmond, Virginia)

Robert McNeill, New Car (South Richmond, Virginia), from the project The Negro in Virginia, 1938,
gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum. © 1938 Robert McNeill

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