Sheldon Museum of Art Presents The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper

. August 2, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Sheldon Museum of Art presents The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper. Exhibition on view thru September 25, 2011.

The 55 works on paper in this exhibition date from the late 1800s to 2002 and represent just a fraction of what is contained in the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of San Antonio, Texas, one of the country’s major repositories of African American art. Esteemed art historian David Driskell, Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland at College Park, calls the Kelley Collection “one of the finest that has been assembled tracing the history of African American art.”

Included in the exhibition are acrylics, drawings, etchings, gouaches, lithographs, screen prints by such noted artists as Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldizer Cortor, Jacob Lawrence, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Charles White and many other outstanding artists.

The Kelley Collection is accompanied by a selection of works in a variety of media from the Sheldon Museum of Art’s collection of African American masters, which is itself indebted to the imagination and resolve of collectors like the Kelleys.

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