January 14–April 10, 2011
The simplified, silhouetted figures, flat planes of color, and bold geometric patterns that appear in Douglas's artwork incorporate elements of modernism but also bear the influence of the art of West Africa and the ancient Egyptians. Douglas explored the experiences of African Americans, from the African diaspora to contemporary times, through his art.
This exhibition will feature three rarely exhibited gouaches by Aaron Douglas from the collection of Anita White. These striking works were purchased by White's grandmother from Douglas.
Curated by Andrew Walker, former assistant director for curatorial affairs and curator of American art, with Janeen Turk, senior research assistant, Aaron Douglas
will be on view in Gallery 321 from January 14 through April 10, 2011.
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