Harmon and Harriet Kelley began collecting African-American art in 1987 and have amassed a collection that represents a broad range of genres and artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Kelley collection is one of the most esteemed private collections of African-American art. From Saturday through August 23, the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth presents the special exhibition, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper. The works of more than 50 African-American artists from the late 1800s to the present are represented. Two significant eras are the focus of the exhibition: the 1930s and 1940s, a period which saw the birth of African-American regionalism, and the 1960s and 1970s, which saw the rise of politically motivated and African-inspired themes. Concurrent to this exhibition, the exhibition African-American Art: Selections From the Amon Carter Museum's Collection is on view, showcasing some of the museum's prints and drawings. The exhibitions are accompanied by several free public programs, including a family fun day on Sunday, August 9. Admission is free. The Carter is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Call 817-738-1933 or visit cartermuseum.org for more information.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: June 6. Continues through Aug. 23, 2009