Free within ourselves : African-American artists in the collection of the National Museum of American Art

by Perry, Regenia.

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Hill District Non-Fiction Collection N6538.N5 P44 1992
Location  CLP - Hill District
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  N6538.N5 P44 1992
CLP - Homewood African American N6538.N5 P44 1992
Location  CLP - Homewood
Collection  African American
Call Number  N6538.N5 P44 1992
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction N6538.N5 P44 1992
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  N6538.N5 P44 1992
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This generously illustrated volume highlights the National Museum of American Art's premier African American collection, which, until now, has been known best as the home for the visionary, tinfoil-covered religious constructions of James Hampton, a Washington, D.C., janitor. Strong on nineteenth-century work, the collection contains a marvelous and vital variety of styles that expresses the unique diversity of black American culture. The book's 31 artists were chosen from the collection's 105 to cover as much geographical, chronological, and aesthetic territory as possible. Each artist is introduced by a photographic portrait and succinct biographical profile and represented by color reproductions of his or her work. The powerful, edgy twentieth-century compositions of William H. Johnson, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Bob Thompson are in great contrast to the eighteenth-century pastorals of Edward Mitchell Bannister and Robert Scott Duncanson and the classical sculptures of Edmonia Lewis. Sam Gillian, Richard Hunt, and Alma Thomas explore the evocation of abstraction, while self-taught artists Minnie Evans, Frank Jones, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and Joseph E. Yoakum depict their private dreams and revelations. A bibliography enhances the value of this fine resource. (Reviewed Nov. 15, 1992)1566400732Donna Seaman"
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Additional Information
Subjects National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
African American artists -- Biography.
African American art -- Washington (D.C.)
Publisher Washington, D.C. ; San Francisco :National Museum of American Art in association with Pomegranate Artbooks,1992
Language English
Description 205 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [192]-200).
ISBN 1566400732
1566400724 (pbk.)
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