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"Stop Asking/We Exist: 25 African American Craft Artists"
1999-06-14 until 1999-09-08
American Craft Museum
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
In this exhibit, guest curator, Joyce Scott has assembled a remarkable body
of work 25 hard working, innovative artists. Employing experimental as well
as traditional techniques, and working in a richly diverse array of media,
these artists move viewers beyond traditional frames of reference and
challenge them to think in new ways about their definition of contemporary
crafts or African -American art. Artists include Willis Bing Davis, Raymond
Dobard, L’Merchie Frazier, Sana Musasama and Arthur Smith.
Image: Arthur Smith, “Neckpiece” 1948, Forged brass
Collection American Craft Museum, NY. Museum Purchase, 1967
Donated by the American Craft Council, 1990. Photo: Eva Heyd.
Organized by the Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA.
New York Exhibition Support provided by Target Stores.