Upcoming Event

Curator-Led Tour of “Charles White: A Retrospective”

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd Street*, NYC

*as the museum is closed at this time, please enter through the Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Film Entrance, located at 53rd street between 5th and 6th avenues (just east of the main entrance)


FREE for AFA Members

$25 General Admission


Join the AFA for an after-hours tour of Charles White: A Retrospective with Esther Adler, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art.

This exclusive tour will highlight draftsman, printmaker and painter Charles White (1918-1979), whose work will also be featured in the upcoming AFA exhibition, For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design launching in February 2019.

This is the first major museum survey devoted to the artist in over 30 years. The exhibition charts White’s full career—from the 1930s through his premature death in 1979—with over 100 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers and archival materials.

A virtuoso draftsman, printmaker, and painter, White developed his style and approach over time to address shifting concerns and new audiences. In each of the cities in which he lived over the course of his career—Chicago, New York, and, finally, Los Angeles—White became a key figure within a vibrant community of creative artists, writers, and activists. His vision of a socially committed practice attracted contemporary artists like David Hammons and Kerry James Marshall.

For more information, contact events@amfedarts.org


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