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Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas, United States of America
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Dallas Museum of Art was the first venue for Black Art Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African-American Art, a major exhibition originated by Dallas Museum of Art in 1989. This exhibition was the first time that a major exhibition examined the impact of African culture on Black artists, from a variety of countries and backgrounds, some formally trained, others self-taught. The exhibition comprised some 157 works and was accompanied by this substantial, copiously illustrated catalogue which contained 49 biographical outlines; 320 illustrations, 170 in colour.

The 49 artists in the exhibition were, Xenobia Bailey, Richmond BarthéRigaud Benoit, Gabriel Bien-Aime, John Biggers, Edgar Brierre, Murat Brierre, Everald BrownHouston ConwillAaron DouglasWilliam EdmondsonMinnie Evans, Amos Ferguson, Bessie Harvey, Mr. Imagination, Malvin Gray JohnsonSargent Claude JohnsonBen JonesLoïs Mailou JonesWilliam “Woody” JosephKofi KayigaJean LacyJohn Landry, Sr.,Georges LiautaudEd Love, Vusumuzi Maduna, David Miller, Jr., David Miller, Sr., Ademola Olugebefola, James PhillipsDavid PhilpotAnderson PigattDaniel Pressley, Nancy Prophet, Leon RenfroEarl (Earle) RichardsonSultan RogersRobert St. BriceBert SamplesCharles Searles, George Smith, Renee StoutMatthew ThomasBill TraylorOsmond Watson, Willard “The Texas Kid” Watson, Derek Webster, Hale Woodruff, and Roosevelt (Rip) Woods, Jr.

The bulk of artists in the exhibition were African American, but a number of the artists were also from Caribbean countries such as Haiti and Jamaica.

The exhibition’s itinerary was, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, 3 December 1989 - 25 February 1990; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 22 May - 5 August 1990; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 14 September - 18 November 1990; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, 28 January 1991 - 24 March 1991.

Exhibitions at this venue

»  Black Art Ancestral Legacy

Group show at Dallas Museum of Art. 1989 - 1990

People who have appeared at this venue - view 5

»  Xenobia Bailey

Born, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, USA

»  Richmond Barthé

Born, 1901 in St. Louis, Mississippi, USA. Died, 1989

»  Rigaud Benoit

Born, 1911 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

»  Gabriel Bien-Aime

Born, 1951 in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. Died, 2010

»  John Biggers

Born, 1924 in Gastonia, North Carolina

»  Edgar Brierre

Born, 1933 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

»  Murat Brierre

Born, 1938 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

»  Everald Brown

Born, 1917 in St. Ann, Jamaica. Died, 2002

»  Houston Conwill

Born, 1947 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA

»  Aaron Douglas

Born, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas, USA. Died, 1979

»  William Edmondson

Born, 1865 - 1875 (probably 1870) in Davidson County, Tennessee, USA. Died, 1951

»  Minnie Evans

Born, 1892 in Long Creek, Pender County, North Carolina, USA. Died, 1987

»  Amos Ferguson

Born, 1920 in Exuma, the Bahamas

»  Bessie Harvey

Born, 1928 in Dallas, Georgia

»  Malvin Gray Johnson

Born, 1896 in North Carolina, USA. Died, 1934

»  Sargent Claude Johnson

Born, 1887. Died, 1967

»  Ben Jones

Born, 1942 in New Jersey

»  Loïs Mailou Jones

Born, 1905 in Boston. Died, 1998

»  William “Woody” Joseph

Born, 1919 in St. Mary, Jamaica. Died, 2000

»  Kofi Kayiga

Born, 1943 in Kingston, Jamaica

»  Jean Lacy

Born, 1932 in Washington, D.C.

»  John Landry, Sr.

Born, 1912 in New Orleans, Louisiana

»  Georges Liautaud

Born, 1899 in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Died, 1992

»  Ed Love

Born, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA

»  Vusumuzi Maduna

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, date unknown

»  David Miller, Jr.

Born, 1903 in Kingston, Jamaica. Died, 1977

»  David Miller, Snr.

Born, 1872 in Kingston, Jamaica. Died, 1969

»  Ademola Olugebefola

Born, 1941 in Virgin Islands

»  James Phillips

Born, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

»  David Philpot

Born, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

»  Anderson Pigatt

Born, 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

»  Daniel Pressley

Born, 1918 in Wasamasaw, South Carolina, USA. Died, 1971

»  Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

Born, 1890 in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA. Died, 1960

»  Leon Renfro

Born, 1937

»  Earl (Earle) Richardson

Born, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA. Died, 1935

»  Sultan Rogers

Born, 1922 in Lafayette County, near Oxford, Mississippi

»  Bert Samples

Born, 1955 in Houston, Texas, USA

»  Charles Searles

Born, 1937 in Philadelphia

»  George Smith

Born, 1941 in Buffalo, New York, USA

»  Robert St. Brice

Born, 1898 in Pétion-Ville, Haiti. Died, 1973

»  Renee Stout

Born, 1958 in Junction City, Kansas, USA

»  Matthew Thomas

Born, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, USA

»  Bill Traylor

Born, 1854 in Benton, Alabama, USA. Died, 1947

»  Osmond Watson

Born, 1934 in Kingston, Jamaica. Died, 2005

»  Willard “The Texas Kid” Watson

Born, 1921 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana

»  Derek Webster

Born, 1934 in Honduras

»  Hale Woodruff

Born, 1900 in Cairo, Illinois, USA. Died, 1980

»  Roosevelt (Rip) Woods, Jr.

Born, 1933 in Idabel, Oklahoma