The DuSable Masterworks Collection Series I: Paintings

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Feb 9 2016 - Jan 16 2017

The DuSable Masterworks Collection Series I: Paintings  

highlights the works of some of the greatest and most prolific African American artists. Serving as Guest Curator for the exposition is the renowned artist and printmaker Paula Garrett-Ellis, and the Key Adviser is former Gallery owner and Art Patron, Isobel Neal.

Included in the exhibition are paintings by Henry Ossawa Tanner, William A. Harper, William Edouard Scott and Archibald Motley, Jr., among others. This unique, diverse and beautiful collection of work is the first in a series which will allow visitors to engage with the DuSable Museum’s world-class Fine Arts Collection.  Perri L. Irmer, President, and CEO of the DuSable Museum stated, “We are pleased and proud to share our newest exhibition, The DuSable Masterworks Collection Series I: Paintings with our visitors. A unique selection of works by some of the most prominent African American artists of the late 19th and early 20th century. For the very first time, many of the works are being displayed, while others which have not been on public view for many years represent but a fraction of The DuSable Museum’s fine art collection.”

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Painting
  • American
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner
  • and others

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