Tyler Museum of Art, African American Art Exhibit

The Tyler Museum of Art will feature The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art starting February 6th through May 4th.

The exhibit will feature work from Henry Ossawa Tanner, who was the first internationally famous African American Artist. Tanner received world wide recognition for his portrayal of Biblical characters and themes.

One of his first Impressionist pieces called Florida, an oil on canvas from 1890.

There will also be several pieces from the Harlem Renaissance, including artwork from Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden.

The exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from 1 to 5.

On February 9th, Phillip Collins, Head Curator of the African American Museum in Dallas will discuss the works of Aaron Douglas and his relationship to the Harlem renaissance poets. There will also be a poetry reading.

All events and the exhibit are free.