Richard Hunt in Celebrating Black History Month : The Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Brauer Museum of Art opens Celebrating Black Artists. The exhibition presents works by eighteen Black artists drawn from the Brauer’s collection and that of Professor Michael Chikeleze, Richard C. and Fancelia A. Gozon University Chair in Values-Based Leadership.
Through the course of the twentieth century. Black artists gained greater access to arts education, patronage, and the art market, with dealers prepared to represent them and museums and collectors eager to acquire their art. That art is no longer restricted to an expression of the African American experience, enslaved or free, in the United States, but encompasses both the depth and range of the Black diaspora and the American mainstream.
This exhibition includes the work of self-taught artists, such as William, the Prophet, Blackmon and Jackie Haliburton, of art school professors Ralph Arnold, Tarrance Corbin, and Danny Campbell, Charles Bibbs, a highly successful commercial artist, and renowned Romare Bearden and Charles White, and contemporary figures of international repute, Dawood Bey, Richard Hunt, and Kara Walker, among others.