Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection

September 2, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Location
Muscarelle Museum of Art
611 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Ticketed event
JACOB LAWRENCE | Shopping Bags (detail), 1994 | 1997.115

To commemorate the 50th-anniversary of the first African American students in residence at W&M, the Muscarelle Museum of Art presents Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection. On view from September 2, 2017 – January 14, 2018, the exhibition is comprised of a variety of media, styles and time periods that exemplify the plurality of vision among accomplished artists, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Sam Gilliam, Betye Saar, Kara Walker, among others.

Admission is free to Museum members, W&M faculty, staff, and students, as well as children under twelve. Admission is $10.00 for the general public. 

Image Credit: JACOB LAWRENCE | American, 1917-2000 | Shopping Bags (detail), 1994 | Gouache on paper | Muscarelle Museum of Art | Purchase, Gene A. (W&M 1952) and Mary A. Burns Art Acquisition Fund | 1997.115

Contact

Abigail Bradford | Phone: 757.221.2711 | [[w|museum]]