IN CONVERSATION: MODERN AFRICAN AMERICAN @ Peabody Essex Museum

SALEM, MA  — Created at significant social and political moments in America, this premier collection of paintings, photographs and sculpture by 43 prominent African American artists presents conversations about art, identity and the rights of the individual. The artworks reflect an America that celebrates the multi-faceted nature of society.

The story of one of America’s most dramatic periods of social change, from the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s to the Civil Rights era of the 1960s and beyond, is told through a superlative collection of paintings, photographs and sculpture at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). In Conversation: Modern African American Art is drawn from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and features more than 100 works by 43 prominent artists, from Benny Andrews’ depictions of the agrarian south to Gordon Park’s vision of urban life.

Source: Peabody Essex Museum

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