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Author Shaw, Gwendolyn DuBois, 1968- author.

Title Represent : 200 years of African American art in the Philadelphia Museum of Art / Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, consulting curator ; introductory essay by Richard J. Powell.

Publication Info. Philadelphia, PA, USA : Philadelphia Museum of Art ; New Haven, CT, USA : In association with Yale University Press, [2014]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    704.0396 SHA    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    704.0396 SHA    Available
Description xiii, 210 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
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Note "Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Represent: 200 Years of African American Art,' Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 10-April 5, 2015"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-208) and index.
Contents Walking on water : embodiment, abstraction, and Black visuality / Richard J. Powell -- Catalogue -- The art of everyday life : essay / by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw -- Outside the door : essay / by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw -- Imagining modernity : essay / by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw -- The conceptual turn : essay / by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw.
Summary This publication highlights nearly 150 objects in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art that were created by American artists of African descent. Introduced with an essay by the distinguished scholar Richard J. Powell, the volume includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts, costume and textiles, and photography by some 100 artists, from classically trained painters such as Henry Ossawa Tanner to self-taught artists such as Bill Traylor. Informative, thematic essays by the consulting curator, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, are followed by individual object entries as well as texts spotlighting areas of collecting strength, many of them written by members of the museum's curatorial staff. The first major publication to focus on the museum's diverse collection of works by African American artists, this volume also offers a fresh scholarly perspective on African American art from the early 19th century to the present.
Subject African American art -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Exhibitions.
African American artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Powell, Richard J., 1953- curator, writer of introduction.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, host institution.
Added Title Represent : two hundred years of African American art in the Philadelphia Museum of Art
ISBN 9780876332498 (PMA)
0876332491 (PMA)
9780300208009 (Yale)
0300208006 (Yale)

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