Art is not simply a portrayer of history; it is history in the making. With more than 50 works displayed, Masterworks of Color: African-American Art from the Greenville Collection will transport viewers on a tour of American and world history as seen through the creative lens of several of our country’s preeminent African-American artists, including David Drake, William H. Johnson, and Kara Walker. The diverse exhibit explores art from a myriad of eras including the Harlem Renaissance, Abstract Expressionism, and the Contemporary period.
The Greenville County Museum of Art is located at 420 College Street in Greenville, South Carolina, and is open Wednesday–Saturday, 10am–6pm and Sundays, 1pm–5pm. The Masterworks of Color exhibit is on display February 15–August 27.
Photo Credits: Romare Bearden, Salome, 1973. Photograph of artwork courtesy of the Greenville County Museum of Art.