“...a show remarkable for its breadth, as well as its insights into the achievements of artists too often excluded from American art...”
— New York Times  

Against society’s constraints, African American artists have worked hard to define their image. In many ways their art mirrors the history of their people. Witness the joys and struggles of the Black experience in America as expressed through one of the country’s most stunningly beautiful and well-rounded collections of African American paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.

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





Image Caption: Romare Bearden, The Black Man in the Making of America, 1960, mixed media, 31” x 47”. Walter O. Evans Collection. © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.