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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Schedules

  • Starting Friday, February 21st, 2014, repeated every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art

3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, Mi 63108

Contact

Mary Marshall