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Black Art—Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art

April 20, 2017June 3, 2017

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.

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Contact: The Mulberry Cultural Center Phone: (863) 354-6570
The Mulberry Cultural Center
103 S.E. 1st Street
Mulberry, FL 33860
United States
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