Wednesday, October 22, 2008
MoAD Opens The Hewitt Collection of African American Art Now Through Jan. 11, 2009
The Hewitt Collection of African American Art
October 16, 2008 – January 11, 2009
Bank of America presents The Hewitt Collection of African American Art. The Hewitt Collection - fifty-eight works assembled over a half-century, from 1949 to 1998, by John and Vivian Hewitt - is one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of African American art. The exhibition offers not only important twentieth-century art but also a survey of African-American culture and society.
The exhibition includes works by Romare Bearden, regarded as one of the greatest American artists of his generation, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, one of the first African American artists to achieve acclaim in both America and Europe. Contemporary artists are also represented, among them Jonathan Green, a 1980's graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St
San Francisco, California 94105
Phone: (415) 358-7200
Image: Ann Tanksley, Canal Builders II, 1989, Oil on linen
SOURCE: The Museum of the African Diaspora