Presented by Art Galleries at Black Studies
Collecting Black Studies: An Exhibition takes inspiration from the Art Galleries at Black Studies’ recent publication, “Collecting Black Studies: The Art of Material Culture at the University of Texas at Austin.” Like the publication, the exhibition is organized around four central themes—abstraction, identity, resistance and transition. Each section is thoughtfully contextualized with short written passages penned by Professor of Art History Eddie Chambers. Some of the works on view are featured in the publication, and others are recent acquisitions we are pleased to present for the first time in the Christian-Green Gallery.
This show features an important collection of artwork that is housed right at UT Austin. It gets into the history of Black Studies at UT, and the artwork deals with themes of the Black diaspora, migration, resistance, and visual representation.
Opens: Jan. 21, 2021
Closes: May 14, 2021
In Their Own Form is featured across the Art Galleries at Black Studies’ two gallery spaces: the Christian-Green Gallery and Idea Lab.
The Christian-Green is located at the Beauford H. Jester Center A232A on 201 West 21st Street, and the Idea Lab is located at the Gordon-White Building 2.204 on 210 East 24th St. Austin, TX 78705.
Christian-Green Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00 pm—5:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am—5:00 pm
Idea Lab Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
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