A painting of a woman holding a bouquet of flowers by Black Artists in America.

Black Artists in America: From Civil Rights to the Bicentennial

Discover “Black Artists in America: From Civil Rights to the Bicentennial,” on display at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens from October 22, 2023, to January 14, 2024. This exhibition is part of a three-part series that examines the evolution of African American art, spanning from the Great Depression in 1929 to the present day.

“Black Artists in America: From Civil Rights to the Bicentennial” focuses on the pivotal period from the 1950s to the early 1970s, a time of significant social change and artistic transformation. Explore how Black artists, deeply influenced by the civil rights movement, expressed their identity and advocated for equality through their artwork.

View exceptional works by celebrated artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Norman Lewis, alongside the lesser-known yet equally impactful talents of Marie Johnson Calloway, Merton Simpson, and Jack Whitten. Gain insight into the cultural, political, and social dimensions of African American art during this significant era.

Admission to the Dixon is free, thanks to the generosity of their donors and members.

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Nov 02 2023


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Dixon Gallery & Garden
Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Park Avenue, Memphis, TN
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