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Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection of the Muscarelle Museum of Art

More than thirty paintings, drawings, works on paper and sculptures by some of this country's most renowned artists will be featured in Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection, opening to the public at the Muscarelle Museum of Art on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The selection will embrace a panoply of approaches, ranging from the 19th century realism of Henry Ossawa Tanner to the contemporary conceptualism of Martin Puryear. The subjects include portraiture by realist and folk artists, black-and-white abstractions and colorful landscapes, all drawn from the Muscarelle Museum of Art's young but flourishing holdings of this material. Comprised of a variety...