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The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

A selection of 30 works by African American artists, most of which were acquired in the last decade, was on view in the Focus Gallery in an exhibition titled Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans through August 19, 2018.

A Selection of Images from Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans

In recent decades, the exhibition and collection program has been particularly enhanced by the display and acquisition of works by artists from Africa and the African diaspora, including solo exhibitions by artists Malick Sidibé and Gordon Parks and acquisitions of works by African American artists of the 19th through 21st centuries, and by African artists living in the United States and Europe. The collection now includes examples of these efforts, such as a significant landscape painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner, a large-scale abstract composition by Al Loving Jr., a series of 5 photogravures by Kara Walker, a suite of 12 prints by Wangechi Mutu, and numerous works of photography by contemporary African American artists. The Art Center continues its efforts to represent artists of color in the collection, and a solo exhibition of works by Inez Nathaniel Walker is scheduled for 2019.