PERSPECTIVE ON THE PAST
SELECTIONS FROM THE PETRUCCI FAMILY FOUNDATION COLLECTION
OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
JANUARY 11 – MARCH 8, 2024
Perspective on the Past brings together over 20 paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media works, and sculptures by 14 internationally recognized artists of African descent that address defining moments and concepts in American history. Focusing on historical figures and events as well as cultural memories from familial and ancestral pasts, the work in this exhibition expands the limits of what has conventionally been labeled as “American history” by reconsidering familiar moments in the nation’s past and introducing lesser-known narratives. All selections are drawn from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art whose mission is to “bring focus to the full range of African American visual creativity and its essential place in the history and discourse of American art.”
Please join us in the Barbara Crawford Gallery for the opening reception, Thursday, January 11, 5:00 – 6:30 PM. To schedule a visit to the gallery, please reach out to Director of Arts Megan Monaghan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barbara Crawford Gallery Liaison Heidi Painter (email@example.com).
Educational programming includes assemblies with the guest curator, Susanna Gold, and workshops with Class of 1957 Resident Artist, Tawny Chatmon, as well as connections to the Arts, History, Language, AEIOU & Pollyanna curricula. Our gallery will not only host this powerful work but it will become a dynamic space for gallery talks for the SCH and larger community during SCH’s MLK Jr. Morning of Service.
On View at SCH: January 11 – March 8, 2024
To learn more about the artists and works on display in this show, please refer to the Perspective on the Past Gallery Guide.