Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Gibbes Museum of Art is the only Southern venue selected to host Black Refractions, the first traveling exhibition highlighting the full breadth of The Studio Museum in Harlem's unparalleled permanent collection.
Founded in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the works of artists of African descent. The exhibition, including works by artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Fred Wilson, Kerry James Marshall, Titus Kaphar, Kehinde Wiley and Lorna Simpson, will expand understanding of modern and contemporary art by artists of African descent. Black Refractions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share these incredible works of art with the Charleston community. The artists in this exhibition are powerful voices in contemporary art that encourage viewers to consider the world around them in new and thoughtful ways. The exhibition will also travel to prestigious museums in California, Massachusetts, Washington, Michigan and Utah.
May 24, 2019 - August 18, 2019
The Gibbes Museum of Art 135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401