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Dayton Art Institute Presents 100 Years of African-American Art: The Arthur Primas Collection

The Dayton Art Institute presents 100 Years of African-American Art: The Arthur Primas Collection, on view NOVEMBER 6, 2010 – JANUARY 30, 2011.

100 Years of African-American Art celebrates the creativity and achievements of African-American artists, many of whom worked under the extreme pressure of an unresponsive public.

The exhibition features 75 works from the Arthur Primas collection, one of the country’s most significant collections of African-American art. It highlights 30 artists, including Hughie Lee-Smith, Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett and many others, who brought forth magnificent art that reflects the African-American experience and aesthetic.

2010 marks the 91sth anniversary of The Dayton Art Institute, one of the nation’s finest mid-sized art museums. Founded in 1919 as the Dayton Museum of Arts, the museum also operated a traditional art school. Its founding patrons included prominent leaders such as Orville Wright and the Patterson brothers, founders of NCR. Originally occupying an impressive mansion in downtown Dayton, the museum was quickly embraced by the entire community.

Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, Ohio 45405, USA
Phone: (937) 223-5277

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