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Clark Atlanta University Art Museum Presents “20/21 Visions”

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016


Contact: Mario Boone

ATLANTA (Aug. 18, 2016) – The Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Art Museum will launch a new series on Sept. 11, 2016, at 2 p.m. called “20/21 Visions.” The new series features impactful 7-minute presentations by artists and arts professionals designed to spur in-depth conversations about the development of African and African Diaspora visual art of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Each presentation concludes with academic and curatorial discussion.  This innovative series will be held in the CAU Art Museum located in Trevor Arnett Hall on CAU’s main campus at 223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW.   The GPS address for parking is 190 Mildred St., SW.      

The first session includes a presentation by Maurita Poole, Ph.D., on works by Egyptian-born Nubian mixed media artist Fathi Hassan, and presentations by local artists Jaia Robinson and Shanequa Gay.

“’20/21 Visions’ intends to enrich and deepen existing conversations about African and African Diaspora art,” said Poole, director of the Art Museum.  “The Art Museum, through this new program, seeks to provide a local space that allows artists and arts professionals to discuss their work with diverse communities in the Atlanta area,” Poole explained.

Subsequent sessions will be held every other month on Nov. 13, 2016, Jan. 15, 2017 and March 12, 2017, in the Art Museum.   This event is free and open to the public.  Those interested in attending should RSVP on the Clark Atlanta Galleries Facebook page. 

Artists who wish to present should email swilliams1@cau.edu.  Your message should include first and second choice for presentation dates, phone number, topic and how it relates to the theme of the series and any links to the work you plan to present.  Space is limited so artists are encouraged to RSVP soon.

The CAU Art Museum provides a wide range of educational opportunities for its students and the general public.  One of the goals of the Art Museum is to expand knowledge and grow interest in African and African Diaspora art through special exhibitions, programs and publications in conjunction with other museums and cultural institutions.  CAU boasts one of the largest permanent collections of African-American fine art in the United States, consisting of some of the most historically significant pieces dating back to 1912, according to Poole.  Temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and selections from the permanent collection are routinely displayed in the main gallery located on the second floor of CAU’s Trevor Arnett Hall.

For more information please contact 404-880-6102 or email swilliams1@cau.edu. 

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