Collecting African American Art: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Collecting African American Art: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

by John Hope Franklin, Alivia J. Wardlaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300152914

ISBN-13: 9780300152913

Pub. Date: 03/03/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

This important book showcases institutional and private efforts to collect, document, and preserve African American art in American’s fourth largest city, Houston, Texas. Eminent historian John Hope Franklin’s essay reveals his passionate commitment to collect African American art, while curator Alvia J. Wardlaw discusses works by Robert S. Duncanson,

Overview

This important book showcases institutional and private efforts to collect, document, and preserve African American art in American’s fourth largest city, Houston, Texas. Eminent historian John Hope Franklin’s essay reveals his passionate commitment to collect African American art, while curator Alvia J. Wardlaw discusses works by Robert S. Duncanson, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Horace Pippen, and Bill Traylor as well as pieces by contemporary artists Kojo Griffin and Mequitta Ahuja. Quilts, pottery, and a desk made by an African American slave for his daughter contribute to the overview.

The book also focuses on the collections of the “black intelligentsia,” African Americans who taught at black colleges like Fisk University, where Aaron Douglas founded the art department. A number of the artists represented were collected privately before they were able to exhibit in mainstream museums.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300152913
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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