By Dr. Marciene Mattleman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Families will enjoy REPRESENT; 200 Years of African American Art, a beautiful exhibit highlighting more than two centuries of work from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collection.READ MORE: CBS3 EXCLUSIVE: SEPTA Surveillance Cameras Capture Security Guard Brutally Attacking Passenger
The acquisition by the Museum of Henry Ossawa Tanner’s 1898 Annunciation was the first piece by an African American artist acquired by a major art institution. It will hold the viewer’s interest seeing Mary with an angelic apparition.READ MORE: President Biden Arrives In Lehigh County To Visit Mack Trucks In Lower Macungie
Horace Pippin, despite losing use of one arm in World War I, moved back to West Chester, PA and, as a self-made painter, portrayed scenes from African American life. Look for Domino Players in the show. Becoming part of a traveling group from the Museum of Modern Art launched a national career.
Gordon Parks, renowned photographer, writer, composer and filmmaker – the first African American photographer for Life and Vogue magazines – is featured among others.MORE NEWS: 5 Things We 'Think' We Know As Philadelphia Eagles Hold First Training Camp Practice Of Nick Sirianni Era