There are a handful of people who have devoted their careers to the preservation and celebration of African American art history. One of the greatest championing voices behind this work is Susan Stedman, guest curator of “Creating Community: Cinque Gallery Artists” at the Arts Students League of New York. As the art world’s interest in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kim Hugo, (860) 838-4082 Kim.Hugo@wadsworthatheneum.org Image files to accompany publicity of this exhibition are available for download at http://press.thewadsworth.org. Email to request login credentials. Afrocosmologies: American Reflections at the Wadsworth October 19, 2019–January 20, 2020 Hartford, Conn. (Sept. 23, 2019)—Afrocosmologies: American Reflections presents a window into a dynamic cosmos of influences […]
Constructing Identity is over, but check out this review that perfectly summarizes all of our hopes and intentions for the show. Bob Hicks gets it. We are so grateful to him for this thoughtful and insightful article. Follow the link below to read the article. Black art: a neverending story
Our most heartfelt endorsement yet. Bruce Chessé, son of renowned African American and artist Ralph Chessé and dedicated preserver of his legacy, made this toast at a recent Constructing Identity reception. It’s moments like these that energize and inspire us to keep learning, stretching, and growing so that we honor those great masters who have […]
Check out the panel discussion the Portland Art Museum hosted with PFF Curator Berrisford Boothe, Collector Lewis Tanner Moore, and artists Arvie Smith, Marita Dingus, Barbara Bullock, and Bill Hutson.
We are nearing the end of Constructing Identity’s time at the Portland Art Museum, and the show has gotten a lot of attention and some great reviews. We even got a mention in the New York Times! Here are some of the highlights. New York Times www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/arts/design/museum-exhibits-politics-guide-los-angeles-portland.html Black Art in America http://blackartinamerica.com/profiles/blogs/constructing-identity-petrucci-family-foundation-collection-of-af […]
The Petrucci Family Foundation for African-American Art is excited to have Ayele Forde as our Portland area Special Assistant to the Exhibition at the Portland Art Museum. Mr. Forde, a recent graduate athlete and emerging artist from the University of Oregon, was tapped to be our liaison with the Museum and be the interactive “face” […]