For the primary time in its 27-year historical past, Spelman School Museum of Fantastic Artwork will tour a gaggle exhibition of works from its assortment to 5 establishments in america, starting with Vassar School in September.
Silver Linings: Celebrating the Spelman Artwork Assortment will characteristic work by nearly 40 artists of African descent, spanning the twentieth century and as much as the current.
“Spelman’s artwork assortment has lengthy been thought to be a hidden gem, and we’ve got lent particular person artworks for a few years,” said Dr. Liz Andrews, government director of the museum, in a press launch. “Our hope is that this tour will increase consciousness of the work we’re doing in Atlanta to uplift Black ladies artists.”
Initially curated by Andrews and curator-in-residence Karen Comer Lowe, Silver Linings premiered at Spelman Museum in March 2022 to have fun the museum’s twenty fifth anniversary.
The exhibit highlights Spelman’s artwork assortment and likewise emphasizes the vital position that traditionally Black faculties and universities have had in offering exhibition alternatives for Black artists.
Exhibited artists embody Amalia Amaki, Emma Amos, Romare Bearden, Betty Blayton, Selma Burke, Elizabeth Catlett, Renée Cox, Sam Gilliam, Myra Greene, Religion Ringgold, Deborah Roberts, Nellie Mae Rowe and Carrie Mae Weems.
“I had the privilege of experiencing the exhibition firsthand in Atlanta,” said Mary-Kay Lombino, deputy director and curator at Vassar School’s Frances Lehman Loeb Artwork Heart, in a press launch. “I used to be instantly struck by the energy and depth of the gathering, in addition to the natural synergies between the histories of Spelman and Vassar and the visions guiding each establishments in the present day.”
Following its presentation at Vassar School from September 30, 2023, via January 22, 2024, Silver Linings will journey to Boise Artwork Museum, the College of Michigan Museum of Artwork, Harn Museum of Artwork in Gainesville, Florida, and Hunter Museum of American Artwork in Chattanooga, Tennessee.