Bush Library Celebrates Black History Month with Special Art Exhibit
WHAT: To recognize the outstanding contributions to our community by local African American artists, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, NBC 5, and the Multicultural Arts Alliance present “Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective,” a special art exhibit.
Gallery Talk Schedule:
Sunday, Feb. 12, 12:30-1 p.m. Artist James Kemp
Featured Artist James Kemp is the guest speaker on Sunday, Feb. 12, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
WHEN: Feb. 9 – 23, 2017
WHERE: George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum Classroom, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
WHO: All community members are invited.
COST: Admission to this special exhibit is free.
Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective features the works of acclaimed local artists, including Nathan Jones, James Kemp, and four exceptional art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: Taylor Marsh, Andrew Perez, Julie Torres, and Aleah Washington. The pieces included in this exhibit employ a range of media and address a variety of different subjects, perspectives, and concepts as they relate to the artists' personal narratives and experiences. Drawing upon themes from nature, history, the environment, and personal reflections, the works demonstrate how artists from different generations and worldviews express themselves through their art.
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements made by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. Every American president since President Gerald Ford in 1976, has issued an annual proclamation to celebrate February as Black History Month.
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