|“Modern Heroics” Jun 18, 2016-Jan 8, 2017 at Newark Museum (Image: 'Landscape with|
Camouflage' © Mickalene Thomas and the Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY)
Event Description: “Modern Heroics - 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum: June 18, 2016-January 8, 2017 - This exhibition presents selected works from Newark’s permanent collection of African-American art. Taking a fresh look at heroic themes in modern and contemporary art, this unique exhibition features 32 paintings and sculptural works with an emphasis on storytelling and expressive imagery. Mythical and universal subject matter, the bold use of color and dramatic scale, and the artists’ direct physical engagement with their materials are all themes explored in this exhibition. 'Modern Heroics' brings together rarely exhibited works by leading historical and contemporary African-American artists, placing in dialogue several generations and a range of self-taught and formally trained approaches. The exhibition will feature large-scale paintings by Norman Lewis, Purvis Young, Emma Amos, Bob Thompson and Mickalene Thomas among others; and sculptural works by Chakaia Booker, Thornton Dial, Kenseth Armstead and Kevin Sampson. Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Ph.D., Curator, American Art.” — Read more: Newark Museum's Modern Heroics Exhibition
About The Newark Museum: “The Newark Museum, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, is the state's largest museum. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. Its extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Church, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Tony Smith and Frank Stella. ...” — Read more: Newark Museum-AboutFor further information: Newark Museum's Modern Heroics Exhibition, Newark Museum-About and Newark Museum-Facebook. Related Articles: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13268710.htm and http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2016/03/modern-heroics-75-years-of-african-american-expressionism-at-the-newark-museum/.