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Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum

Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY  •  Newark Museum  •  Ongoing

This exhibition presents selected works from Newark’s permanent collection of African-American art.  Taking a fresh look at heroic themes in modern and contemporary art, this unique exhibition features 34 paintings and sculptural works with an emphasis on storytelling and expressive imagery.   Mythical and universal subject matter, the bold use of color and dramatic scale, and the artists’ direct physical engagement with their materials are all themes explored in this exhibition.
Modern Heroics brings together rarely exhibited works by leading historical and contemporary African-American artists, placing in dialogue several generations and a range of self-taught and formally trained approaches.  This exhibition includes works by the following artists:

Charles Alston
Emma Amos
Kenseth Armstead
Romare Bearden
Chakaia Booker
Ed Clark
Emilio Cruz
Beauford Delaney
Thornton Dial, Sr.
Minnie Evans
Herbert Gentry
Sam Gilliam
Gladys Grauer
Claude Lawrence
Norman Lewis
Ronald Lockett
Nellie Mae Rowe
Kevin Sampson
Shinique Smith
Mickalene Thomas
Bob Thompson
Shoshanna Weinberger
Dmitri Wright
Purvis Young

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Contact: Newark Museum
49 Washington Street,
Newark, NJ
Tel: (1) 973 596 65 50

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