Member and WashU Preview: African Modernism in America

March 10, 2023
4:30 pm

Kemper Art Museum members and WashU faculty, staff, and students are invited to be among the first to view African Modernism in America, the first major traveling exhibition to examine the complex connections between African artists and US patrons, artists, and cultural organizations, amid the interlocking histories of civil rights, decolonization, and the Cold War.

Members are invited to enjoy complimentary drinks (two drink tickets per household).

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The member & WashU preview will be followed by a panel discussion on collecting and exhibiting modern African art in Steinberg Auditorium at 5:30 pm and the public opening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Also on view

Elusive Form: Color in Space
Teaching Gallery

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Join us for a tour of African Modernism in America on Saturday, March 11, at 2 pm. Learn more >>

Image credit

Ibrahim El-Salahi (b. 1930, Sudan; lives and works in the United Kingdom), Vision of the Tomb, 1965. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in. Collection of The Africa Center, New York. © Ibrahim El-Salahi. All rights reserved, ARS, NY 2022. Courtesy of Vigo Gallery and American Federation of Arts.