This exhibition addresses the question posed by African American poet Countee Cullen in 1926: “What is Africa to me?” This exhibition provides a number of examples from twentieth-century African American artists—both trained and untrained—that visually respond to this question. These modern artists draw heavily on African influence, while simultaneously reinterpreting it for a different time and place. The exhibition surveys the work of forty-five artists, including unknown Africans and Haitians, through photographs, posters, and concise texts.
Funded project of Humanities Texas. Humanities Texas is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.