Presented by Art Galleries at Black Studies
The University of Texas at Austin is honored to be the home of 23 works by Charles White, one of the 20th century’s most accomplished draftsmen and influential art educators, thanks to a generous gift of art from Drs. Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon in 2014. This joint presentation celebrates the artist’s remarkable career and legacy via concurrent exhibitions at the Blanton Museum of Art and the Christian-Green Gallery on the UT campus.
Born in 1918 in Chicago, White dedicated his life and artistic practice to creating a visual archive of the Black experience in America. At the Christian-Green Gallery, Charles White and the Legacy of the Figure: Celebrating the Gordon Gift examines White’s influence on his students and other artists, especially those interested in the human figure. The exhibition includes works by Kerry James Marshall, Deborah Roberts, Michael Ray Charles, and Vincent Valdez.
Curated by Dr. Cherise Smith, Founding Executive Director of the Art Galleries at Black Studies and Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies
Opens: August 28, 2019
Closes: November 30, 2019
To make special arrangements for your course, contact:
Kendyll Gross, Coordinator of Education and Visitor Services
AGBS (The Art Galleries at Black Studies at the University of Texas) is a platform from which to unpack timely social issues through the arts. From exhibitions celebrating contemporary creative expression to displays of archives and material culture, AGBS is the sole on-campus entity dedicated to showcasing narratives of Africa and the African Diaspora. Comprised of two galleries—The Christian-Green Gallery and the Idea Lab—AGBS spaces are premier destinations for anyone who seeks to connect with narratives that affect us all.
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The Christian-Green Gallery (Beauford H. Jester Center) 201 E. 21st St. Austin Texas 78751