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Griots of imagery,

Creator:
Boulware, Evelyn N.
Subject:
Bearden, Romare
Boulware, Evelyn N.
Davy, Primus Mason
Goings, Russell L.
Hotton, Julia
White, Charles
Manhattan East Gallery
Praisesong on a Shoestring (Firm)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Summary:
African-American artists Romare Bearden and Charles White are presented as "griots," or traditional storyteller keepers of culture. Narrator Primus Mason Davy discusses many examples of their art and interviews Julia Hotton, Director of Manhattan East Gallery, and Russell Goings, a collector of the work of Bearden and White. Biographical information, discussion of the role of art in creating cultural understanding, composition and technique, and the influence of music are emphasized.
Citation:
Griots of imagery, . Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Donated by Stephen Polcari, 1993.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American painters
Art and music
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6173
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216407
AAA_collcode_boulevel
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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