Exhibition & Collection Programs
Black History Month Exhibition Tour—Museum of Biblical Art
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Join us for this collaborative program with the Museum of Biblical Art.
“Ashé to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery,” on view at the Museum of Biblical Art February 15–May 26, includes works from the American Folk Art Museum collection by self-taught artists William Edmondson, Bessie Harvey, and Clementine Hunter.
The exhibition examines the complex place of the Bible in the life and art of African Americans, with particular emphasis on how biblical traditions were used by artists of African descent to help cope with the life that was imposed on them in the Americas. Although the majority of the works date from the 19th and 20th centuries, they often reflect the experiences of the Middle Passage and slavery, which left their indelible mark on the artistic consciousness of the African American community.
Speaker: Dr. Patricia C. Pongracz, acting director, Museum of Biblical Art
Location: Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway (at 61st Street), New York City
Space is limited; reservations: 212. 408. 1500