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Museum Preview: Charles White: A Retrospective at MoMA

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ClassGraphic Art must be an integral part of the struggle,” Charles White insisted.  “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. … It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.”  Over the course of his four-decade career, White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African Americans — what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity” — was unwavering.  Using his virtuoso skills as a 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.  White’s far-reaching vision of a socially committed practice attracted promising young artists, including many artists of color, and he became one of the twentieth century’s most important and dedicated teachers.  The exhibition (October 7, 2018 through January 13, 2019) 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.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Scarsdale High School

Elizabeth Thompson Colleary 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/23/2018 - 10/23/2018 Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Scarsdale, Scarsdale High School  Map Elizabeth Thompson Colleary