Tuesday, December 1

Black Artists and the March Into the Museum

Norman Lewis
"The painter Norman Lewis rarely complained in public about the singular struggles of being a black artist in America. ... In the last few years alone, his work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Art in Washington; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. This month the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts opened the first extensive survey of Lewis, an important but overlooked figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement — and a man who might well have been predicting history’s arc for several generations of African-American artists in overcoming institutional neglect. ..."
NY Times (Video)