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Public Tour: 'African Modernism in America'

Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 2:00 PM

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO 63112

Student educators lead interactive tours of this season’s exhibition African Modernism in America. Drawing primarily from Fisk University’s remarkable collection of gifts from the Harmon Foundation, the exhibition examines connections between modern African artists and patrons, artists and cultural organizations in the United States, amid the interlocking histories of civil rights, decolonization, and the Cold War. The exhibition features more than seventy artworks by fifty artists that exemplify the relationships between the new art that emerged in Africa during the 1950s and 1960s and the art and cultural politics of the US.

Free and open to the public.

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