Art History: Selections from the Green–Christian Collection

January 31March 8

Mezzanine Gallery

Free and Open to the Public

painting of a lady in profile
Elizabeth Catlett, Virginia

Renowned as one of the most significant and comprehensive collections of its kind, the Green–Christian Collection of Art of the Caribbean and African Diaspora is showcased in Art History. The exhibition features a wide range of artists, monumental within the development of both American and African-American Art. Selected works by Romare Bearden, Radcliffe Bailey, Boscoe Holder, Sam Gilliam, Norman Lewis, Elizabeth Catlett, Robert Colescott, and the Department of Art and Art History’s own Michael Ray Charles and John Yancey span the course of the twentieth century, offering a compelling testimony to the evolution of painting, printmaking, and mixed media of the African Diaspora.

Curator Eddie Chambers is an Assistant Professor in Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches on the visual art of the African Diaspora. He has written extensively about the work of artists in the United Kingdom and other countries, including Australia, Jamaica, and the US, and has been involved in organizing and curating a considerable number of artists' exhibitions. He recently published the book, Things Done Change: The Cultural Politics of Recent Black Artists in Britain.

Generous support for Art History comes from the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Ford Foundation. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History.