Presenting an original exhibition celebrating the historic acquisition of 62 works of art by 22 contemporary African American artists. Works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by acclaimed artists such as Thornton Dial (1928-2016), Ralph Griffin (1925-1992), Bessie Harvey (1929-1994), Lonnie Holley (b. 1950), Joe Light (1934-2005), Ronald Lockett (1965-1998), Joe Minter (b. 1943), Jessie T. Pettway (b. 1929), Mary T. Smith (1904-1995), Mose Tolliver (1919-2006), Annie Mae Young (1928-2012), and Purvis Young (1943-2010).
This exciting exhibition debuts a major acquisition of 62 works by contemporary African American artists from the American South collected by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. The acquisition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by 22 internationally recognized artists, including Thornton Dial, Bessie Harvey, and Purvis Young, among many others.