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LECTURE: Michael Salcman, "Contemporary African-American Art: Part 1: A Dream Deferred"

  • Central Presbyterian Church 7308 York Road Towson, MD, 21204 United States (map)

Contemporary African-American Art
Michael Salcman, art historian, poet, and neurosurgeon

 Dr. Salcman is pleased to present a lecture series on the subject of contemporary art by African-American artists for Art Seminar Group. After a long period of significant neglect, African-American Art has become one of the most exciting curatorial areas in contemporary art, a vital source of expansion and revisionism of the historical canon and an important sector of today’s art market.

 Part 1: A Dream Deferred            

 Part 2: I Am the Darker Brother

 Part 3: My Soul Has Grown Deep Like the Rivers

In the first lecture of the series, A Dream Deferred, the historical context of work by African-American artists will be presented with brief discussions about the first well-known African-American artist, Joshua Johnson, a Marylander, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, as well as issues that have previously excluded or delayed proper recognition of African-American artists. We will explore the figurative work of artists in the 1950s and 1960s and influenced by the Harlem Renaissance like Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, and Romare Bearden.

$15 door fee for guests and subscribers