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African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, III

January 31 – April 6, 1996

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Press Release

Artists included in this exhibition: Charles Alston, Benny Andrews, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, Eldzier Cortor, Beauford Delaney, Joseph Delaney, William Edmondson, Sam Gilliam, Palmer Hayden, Sargent Johnson, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Norman Lewis, Richard Mayhew, Prentice H. Polk, James A. Porter, Betye Saar, Augusta Savage, Henry O. Tanner, Bob Thompson, James VanDerZee, Charles White, Ellis Wilson, and Hale Woodruff.

This exhibition of African-American masterworks is the third in an ongoing series of museum-caliber exhibitions surveying twentieth-century African-American art. This series is designed to expose the rich diversity in artistic expression from 1900 through 1970 by featuring paintings, sculpture and photographs by the most significant twentieth-century African-American artists.