Online Chinese-Language Tour: African Modernism in America

April 14, 2023
8 pm

线上中文美术导览: 在美国的非洲现代主义

邀请您来和艺术史暨考古学系博士生戴悦共同探索本期展览《African Modernism in America》。本次展览将聚焦于现代非裔艺术家和美籍赞助人、艺术家與文化组织的关系,其中囊括公民权利、去殖民化、和冷战之間环环相扣的历史。《African Modernism in America》陳列了由五十位艺术家分別創作的七十多幅画作,这些经典代表作足以展现非洲1950年代及1960年代的艺术与美国艺术和文化政治的关系。

Join student educator Yue Dai, PhD student in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, for an online tour of this season’s exhibition African Modernism in America. Drawing primarily from Fisk University’s remarkable collection of gifts from the Harmon Foundation, the exhibition examines connections between modern African artists and patrons, artists, and cultural organizations in the United States, amid the interlocking histories of civil rights, decolonization, and the Cold War. The exhibition features more than seventy artworks by fifty artists that exemplify the relationships between the new art that emerged in Africa during the 1950s and 1960s and the art and cultural politics of the US.

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This program is funded in part by a grant from the Women’s Society of Washington University and Women and the Kemper.

Image credit

Pilipili Mulongoy (1914–2007, Democratic Republic of the Congo), detail of Snake Amid Flowers, c. 1960. Acrylic on Masonite board, 23 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. Fisk University Galleries, Nashville, Gift of the Harmon Foundation. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.