The Art of Blackness

Drawing upon both the rich cultural traditions of Africa and the artistic philosophy and themes of the Harlem Renaissance, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary's Nobody Knows My Name: The African American Experience in American Culture is an examination the black experience. The exhibits focus on the challenges African Americans have faced historically and in modern times with regards to their personal image and identity. This trio of exhibitions includes Laura Jean Lacy's Invisible Man, Angelbert Metoyer's The Fire Next Time and Robert Pruitt's The Souls of Black Folk. Each exhibit explores a part of the spiritual and cultural identity of black America through a variety of media and styles. All three artist exhibitions run through April 9, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. Admission is free, but suggested donations start at $4. Call 214-953-1212 or visit the-mac.org for more information.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 26. Continues through April 9, 2011
 
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