Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African American students in residence at William & Mary, Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection was part of a yearlong program of special events during the 2017–2018 academic year, which spoke to themes of parity and desegregation.
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Building on the Legacy
March 8, 2019 - December 31, 2019
The original exhibition, held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art (September 2, 2017 – January 14, 2018), featured works that encompassed a variety of media, styles and eras, exemplifying the plurality of vision among these accomplished artists.
Re-created and expanded for VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE as part of the 2019 Commemoration, Building on the Legacy embraces a panoply of approaches, ranging from the 19th-century realism of Henry Osswa Tanner to the contemporary conceptualism of Martin Puryear.