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Join John Bowles, associate professor of African American art in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Art and Art History and faculty affiliate of the Institute for African American Research, as we walk through Modern Black Culture: The Art of Aaron Douglas. The exhibition features more than 40 paintings, prints, book and magazine illustrations, drawings, and other artworks, and demonstrates how Douglas developed an immediately recognizable style of dynamic, Art Deco-like forms and starkly silhouetted figures. He also advanced the idea that modern Black culture drew upon music, dance, visual art, and faith traditions developed in Black communities throughout the world.

The tour is currently full; please email acklandrsvp@unc.edu to join the wait list. Thank you!

This program is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission.

Aaron Douglas, (American 1899-1979), "Study for a Bookplate", c. 1929, ink on paper, 7 7/8 x 10 7/16 in. (20 x 26.5 cm). Lent from a private collection, L2013.24.10.


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