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Contemporary Visual Expressions Audio Tour

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Creator:
Anacostia Museum
Driskell, David C
Subject:
Gilliam, Sam
Morrison, Keith 1942-
Jackson-Jarvis, Martha 1952-
Williams, William T (William Thomas) 1942-
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1987
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
The exhibition - Contemporary Visual Expressions: The Art of Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Keith Morrison, William T. Williams Exhibition Records - was a 1987 exhibition on Black American artists of the 20th century. It featured the work of Washington, D.C. artists Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, and Keith Morrison, as well as guest artist William T. Williams of New York City. It was the inaugural exhibition in the gallery space in the new home of the Anacostia Museum and presented cultural dimensions found in abstract painting, symbolism within the Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American religious traditions in art, as well as three-dimensional works derived from folk and cultural customs that emerge from the Black Experience.
Summary:
During the audio tour of exhibition, Contemporary Visual Expressions, the narrator describes the paintings and sculptures of 20th century black artists: Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Keith Morrison, and William T. Williams. Includes overview of the artistic career, education, and life of each artist. Provides details about the artists' techniques, materials, processes, influences, inspiration, and individual works.
Audio tour narration. Part of Contemporary Visual Expressions: The Art of Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Keith Morrison, William T. Williams Exhibition Records. Dated 19870508.
Cite as:
Contemporary Visual Expressions Audio Tour, Exhibition Records AV03-012, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
African American artists
Artists
African American painters
Painters
African American sculptors
Sculptors
Art
Art, Abstract
Painting
Sculpture
Color in art
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA AV002683
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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