May 2, 2021 – September 12, 2021, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT
This exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum celebrates 100 years of African American figurative art. Featuring seventy works, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, it presents work by fifty-two Black artists who explore the African American experience from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights era to the current day.
This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.
Co-curated by Cynthia Roznoy, from the Mattatuck Museum, and Martina Tanga, from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Catalogue available upon request.
Image above, Sargent Claude Johnson, Mask, about 1934, Copper and enamel, 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 1 3/4 in., The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection, 2011.1812