Point of View is the main title for two exhibitions and a catalogue, all drawn from the impressive African American and African Diaspora art collection of Elliot and Kimberly Perry. It includes 50 works by 36 African American artists and three artists from the African Diaspora.
While the contemporary works are on view in Flint Institute of Arts, works from the mid to late 20th century are on view in Detroit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Collaboratively, the museums have put together a catalogue featuring all of the works on view at both museums.
Point of View: African American Masters from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection
20th January – 20th April
The Wright Museum will feature works by modern masters such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Eldzier Cortor, Elizabeth Catlett, James Van Der Zee, and many others. In correlation with “Masterworks,” the catalogue essay written by Jacqueline Francis, Ph.D., the exhibition will be divided into three sections: “The ‘New Negro’ Artists,” “The “Negro Renaissance” Generation,” and “Realism and New Realities.”
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48201
Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliott and Kimberly Perry Collection
26 January – 26 April
This exhibition features some of the biggest names in contemporary African American art including Chakaia Booker, Michael Ray Charles, Lyle Ashton Harris, Rashid Johnson, Kehinde Wiley, and Kara Walker. The artists in this collection work on the cutting edge with a variety of media—including painting, photography, collage, sculpture, prints, and video, placing an emphasis on today’s issues.
Flint Institute of Arts
1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503-1915