‘Black Art-Ancestral Legacy’ exhibit at Palacios

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org.

   PALACIOS - Palacios Area Historical Association is presenting “Black Art - Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through February at the City by the Sea Museum.
   The traveling display based on the major exhibition organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities began Feb. 4.
   The Black Art display is a photographic exhibition that 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 20th-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 45 artists, including unknown Africans and Haitians, through photographs, posters, and concise texts. 
   The result is a 3lively and vibrant mix of artworks.
   The exhibition will be on display for the public through Feb. 28.
   For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact
Katie Hutto, coordinator, at (361) 972-1148 or museumpalacios@gmail.com.

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