From The Blanton Museum of Art:
The University of Texas at Austin is honored to be the home of twenty-three works by Charles White, one of the 20th century’s most accomplished draftsmen and influential art educators. This exhibition celebrates the artist’s remarkable career and legacy, made possible by the generous gift of artworks from Drs. Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon of Pomona, New York and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by UT Press.
Another exhibition organized by the Christian-Green Gallery of Black Studies at UT is on view concurrently, from August 28 through November 30, 2019. The Blanton’s exhibition features White’s drawings and prints alongside work by those in his circle and reveals the impact of White’s artistic output on pop culture and representations of black life; the Christian-Green Gallery exhibition considers White’s legacy and influence on contemporary artists, especially those interested in the human figure, including Deborah Roberts and Vincent Valdez.
Artists Deborah Roberts and Robert A. Pruitt discuss the influence and legacy of Charles White, plus their own interest in representations of black bodies, in this conversation moderated by Dr. Cherise Smith, Chair of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at The University of Texas at Austin. This talk is held in conjunction with the exhibitions “Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift“ at the Blanton Museum of Art and “Charles White and the Legacy of the Figure: Celebrating the Gordon Gift“ at the Christian-Green Gallery on the UT Austin campus.
This event is free to attend. SEATING IS LIMITED for this special event; please reserve your spot by clicking the “Register Now” button.
Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.
Location: The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.