African-American Fine Art lovers may appreciate a visit to the Montclair Art Museum, which will be showing A Force for Change: African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund from February 7 to July 25.
The exhibit explores the legacy of the Rosenwald Fund created to foster black leadership through the arts, literature, and scholarship. Between 1928 and 1948, the program awarded stipends to hundreds of African-American artists, writers and scholars across many disciplines.
Featuring more than 60 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by 22 Rosenwald fellows, and an original short documentary film, the exhibit will display works by Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Rose Piper, Augusta Savage, Charles White, Hale Woodruff and others.
Labels: Aaron Douglas, African-American Fine Art, Augusta Savage, Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, Gordon Parks, Hale Woodruff, Jacob Lawrence, Julius Rosenwald Fund, Montclair Art Museum, Rose Piper