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  • October 30, 2014

Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African-American Art - Ladue News: Art Happenings

Art Happenings

St. Louis, Mi

Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art opens at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Feb. 21. The Thompsons will be in-gallery at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 for a “meet the collectors” reception. Both events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition features more than 60 sculptures, oil paintings, mixed media and ceramics by celebrated African-American artists including Romare Bearden, Thelma Johnson Streat and Henry O. Tanner. Contemporary artists include Radcliffe Bailey, Howardena Pindell and William T. Williams.

The Thompson collection includes the work of notable artists, as well as those by artists who have been considered emerging, regional or lesser known and have typically not been recognized in the traditional narratives of African-American art.

Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art opens at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Feb. 21. The Thompsons will be in-gallery at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 for a “meet the collectors” reception. Both events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition features more than 60 sculptures, oil paintings, mixed media and ceramics by celebrated African-American artists including Romare Bearden, Thelma Johnson Streat and Henry O. Tanner. Contemporary artists include Radcliffe Bailey, Howardena Pindell and William T. Williams.

The Thompson collection includes the work of notable artists, as well as those by artists who have been considered emerging, regional or lesser known and have typically not been recognized in the traditional narratives of African-American art.

The exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. The artwork is on loan from the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia.

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Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African-American Art is a free event.
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Website: sluma.slu.edu
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  • The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
  • 3663 Lindell Blvd.
  • St. Louis, Mi 63108
Event Contact
Name: Mary Marshall Phone: 314-977-2666 Email:
Contact Mary Marshall by email or by phone at 314-977-2666 for more information regarding the Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African-American Art.
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