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Betty Blayton_Vibes Penetrated

Silver Linings: Celebrating the Spelman Art Collection (Opening Weekend)

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In honor of Spelman College Museum of Fine Art’s 25 years, Silver Linings celebrates the legacy of artists of African descent represented in their collection, spanning the 20th century to today. It includes Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Christ and His Disciples Before the Last Supper (1908-1909) and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art’s most recent acquisition of Carrie Mae Weems’s Color Real and Imagined (2014). Silver Linings includes an array of media spanning sculptural works by Elizabeth Catlett and Selma Burke, and photographic works by Lorna Simpson and Renée Cox. It also displays Spelman College Museum of Fine Art’s holdings of abstract paintings by Sam Gilliam and Betty Blayton, as well as works on paper by Samella Lewis and Herman “Kofi” Bailey. This exhibition demonstrates the importance of art collecting within Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and includes work by Black artists across genders who are often overlooked by conventional art museums.

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