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Beauty born of struggle : the art of Black Washington / edited by Jeffrey C. Stewart.

Author/creator Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (U.S.)
Other author/creatorStewart, Jeffrey C., 1950- editor.
Other author/creatorNational Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Washington : National Gallery of Art, [2023]
Distribution Info New Haven : Yale University Press, [2023]
Copyright Notice ©2023
Descriptionxi, 356 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm.
Series Studies in the history of art ; 83, 0091-7338
Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.) ; 83. ^A654747
Contents Artists speak. Artist panel: The African American art world in twentieth-century Washington, DC / Lilian Thomas Birdwell [and seven others], moderated by Ruth Fine -- Institutionalizing Modernism. Visualizing a legacy, curating a vision: the history of the Howard University Gallery of Art / Gwendolyn H. Everett -- Adaptable legacies: Alain Locke's African art collection at Howard University / Tobias Wofford -- "Art Means Integration": Duncan Phillips's galvanizing vision for The Phillips Collection / Elsa Smithgall -- From theory to practice: Lois Mailou Jones's and James Porter's American modernisms / John A. Tyson -- The Museum of African Art and African American Art in 1960s Washington / Steven Nelson -- DC's Black-owned art galleries, 1960s to 1980s: prequel to a renaissance / Jacquelyn Serwer -- The Evan-Tibbs Collection: a legacy project / Jacqueline Francis -- The Art of Black Beauty. Transblucency: Duke Ellington's Black and Tan as celebration and refusal / Robert G. O'Meally -- Sam Gilliam: theater of life / Adrienne Edwards -- Alma Thomas's Washington, DC / Lauren Haynes -- Scurlock's Washington / Rhea L. Combs and Paul Gardullo -- Emancipation through art: the new Negro, the Hueman, and the social sculpture of Ed Love / Jeffrey C. Stewart -- Loving blackness: Jeff Donaldson in Washington / Michael D. Harris -- A chocolate city reconsidered / Richard J. Powell.
Abstract "In a twentieth century during which modern art largely abandoned beauty as its imperative, a group of Black artists from Washington, DC, made beauty the center of their art making. This book highlights these influential artists, including David C. Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Lois Mailou Jones, and Alma Thomas, in the context of what Jeffrey C. Stewart describes as the Washington Black Renaissance. Vibrant histories of key District institutions and the city's communities of educators, critics, and collectors animate a nuanced consideration of the evolution of an aesthetic dialectic from the 1920s up to the present day. The fifteen essays in the volume are grounded by voices from a live artist panel at the National Gallery of Art in 2017, which included Lilian Thomas Burwell, Floyd Coleman, David C. Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Keith Morrison, Martin Puryear, Sylvia Snowden, and Lou Stovall"--back cover.
General note"This volume includes proceedings of the symposium 'The African American Art World in Twentieth-Century Washington, DC,' organized by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, and sponsored by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The symposium was held March 16-17, 2017, in Washington."--Title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 324-345) and index.
Terms of useBritish Library not licensed to copy 0.
Genre/formConference papers and proceedings.
LCCN 2022948353
ISBN030026710X (hardcover)
ISBN9780300267105 (hardcover)

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