Item #8500 Afro-American Artists. Edmund B. Gaither, William A. Bagnall, Frank Bowling, Robert Blackburn, Thomas Sills, Emma Amos, curator, foreword, contributors.
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Afro-American Artists

Afro-American Artists. New York and Boston

Boston: Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, 1970. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stiff illustrated paper-wraps with fold-out upper wrap.

Catalog published in conjunction with a landmark exhibition of work by Black artists organized by the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1970. Organized by Edmund B. Gaither, the show was the largest survey of Black art mounted in the US up to that point, and marked the inauguration of a collaborative program between the museum and the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA). Presenting a wide variety of style and mediums, the show presented the work of seventy artists, including Alma Thomas, Frank Bowling, Emma Amos, Bob Thompson, Romare Bearden, Thomas Sills, and Robert Blackburn, and others. Notably, Black Power artist and activist Dana Chandler (also known as Akin Duro) played a pivotal role when he sent "A Proposal to Eradicate Institutional Racism at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts" in January of 1970 to the museum’s director Perry Rathbone. Illustrated with black-and-white plates; with an introduction by Gaither and contributor bios. Light edgewear. Near fine. Uncommon. Item #8500

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