Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New San Francisco exhibition to showcase art from the African American South

Joe Light (1934-2005), Dawn, 1988. Enamel and spray paint on wood, 48 x 96 in. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, American Art Trust Fund, and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection. Artwork:© Estate of Joe Light. Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio, Rockford, IL / Art Resource, NY.
SAN FRANCISCO (May 3, 2017) — The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are proud to present Revelations: Art from the African American South, an original exhibition celebrating the historic acquisition of 62 works of art by 22 contemporary African American artists. Works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by acclaimed artists such as Thornton Dial (1928-2016), Ralph Griffin (1925-1992), Bessie Harvey (1929-1994), Lonnie Holley (b. 1950), Joe Light (1934-2005), Ronald Lockett (1965-1998), Joe Minter (b. 1943), Jessie T. Pettway (b. 1929), Mary T. Smith (1904-1995), Mose Tolliver (1919-2006), Annie Mae Young (1928-2012), and Purvis Young (1943-2010). These pieces join the Fine Arts Museums’ renowned collection of American art, adding an essential chapter.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | de Young Museum: "Revelations: Art from the African American South," (June 3, 2017 – April 1, 2018); Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA; 415.750.3600; deyoung.famsf.org