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EAST CITY REVIEWS: PORTRAITS OF WHO WE ARE

By Elsabé Johnson Dixon | East City Art

"A portrait is an old art form that records the likeness or appearance of the individual who is portrayed. But portraits have always been more than just a record. They have been used to show the power, importance, virtue, beauty, wealth, taste, learning and other qualities of the subject depicted. Portraits of Who We Are, on view at the David C. Driskell Center through May 18, offers a view into the past, present and future of portraits by and of African American artists.

"The exhibit is a rare opportunity to see historical African American depictions of “self” in a culture that often suppressed or discouraged African American self-representation, particularly in a professional context. This unique collection of works from the Driskell Center’s collection, as well as works loaned from other institutions, will not be traveling to other museum and gallery venues."

Read the complete review in East City Art.

Date of Publication: 
2/21/18