African American Art Exhibit Opens At Hunter Museum

Opening Reception Is Thursday

Monday, February 10, 2014
Charles Searles (1937-2004), Celebration, 1975, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program 1977.47.31
Charles Searles (1937-2004), Celebration, 1975, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program 1977.47.31

A Members Opening and Reception event will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hunter  Museum for the African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.   

This exhibition features works by 43 black artists who explore the African American experience throughout the 20th century and celebrate the nature of American society.

The Thursday event will include food, a cash bar and live music by Rick Rushing and the Blue Strangers.  It is free for members and general admission for non-members.  There will be free drinks for Chairman's Circle members. 

The exhibit opens to the public on Friday.



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