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"Rhapsody: Selections from Valley Collections"
2001-02-10 until 2001-05-13
ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center
This exhibition will highlight the exceptional work, found here in the Valley, by some of the more renowned
African-American artists. Most are contemporary artists such as Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker and Radcliffe
Bailey. But there is also work by their predecessors, artists that broke barriers and influenced this new
generation, such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Faith Ringgold. Rhapsody continues the museum’s
dialogue on work by African-American artists begun with the museum’s exhibition Face Off: Jean-Michel
Basquiat and Michael Ray Charles and its collaboration with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
programs for Looking Forward Looking Black.
Rhapsody includes works by Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare
Bearden, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Michael Ray Charles, Robert Colescott, Renée Cox, Charles Gaines,
Sam Gilliam, Eugene Grigsby, Artis Lane, Jacob Lawrence, Stephen Marc, Kerry James Marshall, Richard
Mayhew, Beverly McIver, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Lezley Saar, Charles Sebree, Lorna Simpson, Therman
Statom, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Charles White, Hale Woodruff and Rip Woods.
Photogravure with silkscreen on satin,
75 3/4 x 38 inches
Collection of the ASU Art Museum.