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25 African American Artists You Should Know


Adult and Senior / Lifelong Learning -
Adult Enrichment 2022-2023

Are there artists that you have may have heard of, but you can’t remember exactly what their work looks like? Do you know little, or next to nothing about their role in history or even why they are important? Well, this class is for you. This class is the first in a series of four classes that will review the work and lives of 100 African American artists from four periods in history: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; Harlem Renaissance and the WPA period; Early Contemporary from 1950, which includes Post-Modernism and the Black Art Movement; and Contemporary since 1980. While these artists may not be familiar names they are widely collected by museums and major private collectors. During this session we will learn how to tie the names to the art and recognize the style of their art, important characteristics of their art practices and major influences on their art. Please join us and learn more about these artists.

Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Upon registering, you will receive a link to access the class. Simply click the link on the day and time of class to learn from the comfort of your own home!

Instructor: Suzanne Roberts is the Art Historian for Obsidian Arts and specializes in American art, especially the art created by African Americans. Ms. Roberts has taught art history classes for over twenty years at art institutions including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis Public Art Department. She attended the University of Minnesota.

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Thursday, Oct 20
6:30 - 8:30 PM

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