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Violinist and Young Woman Edgar Degas
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Violinist and Young Woman (70.167) — Edgar Degas

African American Art from the Walter O. Evans Collection

Sunday, April 09, 2006 – Sunday, July 02, 2006

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The African American art collection of Dr. Walter O. Evans is regarded as one of the important historical collections of art created by American artists of African descent. African American Art from the Walter O. Evans Collection features selected works in various media from Evans' private collection of over 500 objects. Broad in scope, the exhibit's more than 80 paintings, sculptures and works on paper dating from 1848 to 1997 show the development of African-American art from the Hudson River School up to and including various modernist approaches. The exhibition presents an opportunity to learn about some of the most accomplished African American artists working in the 19th and 20th centuries including Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edmonia Lewis, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. For ticket information, call the DIA Box Office at 313.833.4005.

Don't miss DIA Director Graham Beal's behind-the-scenes tour of this special exhibition on WTVS Detroit Public Television's program In the Frame, which airs on May 28 & June 17.

The exhibition was organized by The Walter O. Evans Foundation for Art and Literature.

Click here to visit the special Walter O. Evans site.

In Detroit, the exhibition has been made possible by a generous grant from General Motors Corporation and the GM Foundation. Additional support provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.