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Later in his life, he became a curator at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park. After the Watts Riots of 1965, Riddle came to see art as an opportunity to educate young African Americans about their history. In this print, Making Plans, four adult figures stand over a table covered with a large map of world, under a bright overhead light. The woman on the left uses a pen to sketch an architectural diagram. The patterns on this diagram are replicated in the edges of the table, in the horseshoe shapes on the wall, in the window frame, and in the outer border of the print. 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In this mixed media collage, Belief, Bullock layers vibrant patterns, colors and forms to create an evocative spiritual scene inspired by her experiences visiting 12th-century rock-cut churches in northern Ethiopia. -Tricia Sackor, Class of 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds from the Benjamin D. Bernstein Acquisition Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artwork © Barbara J. 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Thomas’ early artworks were representational, though her Howard University professors challenged her to experiment with abstraction. Female Nude Standing was created when Thomas had just begun to experiment with abstraction. It was not until she retired from teaching in 1960 and was able to concentrate on her artistic career full-time, that she finally developed her signature abstract style. -Dominique Adams, Class of 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Gift of Joseph N. 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Biggers’ works often contained shotgun houses, churches, or railroads, which were symbolic of black culture, spiritual rebirth, and travel. -Dominique Adams, Class of 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds provided by Robert and Susan Gerhardt in honor of their grandchildren", "Copyright_Type" : "Art © John T. 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Dowell, Jr.", "Sort_Artist" : "Dowell, John E., Jr.", "Disp_Dimen" : "15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "15 3/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "15 3/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "Image", "Medium" : "Color Lithograph and Iris Digital Print", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Color Lithograph and Iris Digital Print", "Info_Page_Comm" : " Dowell is a well-recognized for his prints, paintings and photography. Born in Philadelphia, he earned a B.F.A. from Tempe University’s Tyler School of Art, and an M.F.A. in printmaking and drawing from the University of Washington. He worked for many years as a professor of art and printmaking at Tyler School of Art and is currently a professor emeritus. A major element in Dowell's art has been to find an abstract, visual interpretation for spirituality, poetry and music, particularly jazz. His recent work includes photographs that capture high energy, reflections and movement—from nocturnal cityscapes to rural agricultural landscapes with cotton fields. In Dream Cleansing, Dowell combines new digital technologies with traditional print making techniques to create a modern dreamscape. The Heart is symbolic of his Candomblé faith, an Afro-Brazilian religion, and his vision of a burning heart during his initiation into the religion. He states, “The heart’s spiritual overtones generate reflections on life, bringing me closer to my internal world, my humanity, my peace.” -Tricia Sackor, Class of 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds provided by Harry White, II", "Copyright_Type" : "Artwork © John E. 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In Piano Lesson, Bearden depicts a teacher standing over a student while giving a lesson. The image was inspired by the Pittsburgh jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams and was originally featured on a poster for a dance and musical collaboration between Bearden's wife Nanette and Williams. 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In the late 1940s, he began to explore the theme of Builders, which became the focus of another well-known series. He wrote, "The Builders came from my own observations of the human condition. If you look at a work closely, you see that it incorporates things other than the builders, like a street scene, or a family." With Builders No. 3, Lawrence depicts three male carpenters handling various construction tools. He employs a dynamic Modernist style, with flat planes of bold colors, formal rhythms, and an up-tilted picture plane. Beyond the workmen, the presence of pedestrians indicates the urban setting and suggests the vibrancy of city life. ", "Dedication" : "Gift of Edward I. 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The layering effect, created through a sequence of 19 silkscreens, suggests parallel universes, with the image of the young girl slipping in between realities. The work also contains other kinds of symbolism: the color indigo alludes to the Middle Passage; the color red connotes life or blood; and the tree suggests life, death, rebirth, and family. -Tricia Sackor, Class of 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds provided by Thomas Blum", "Copyright_Type" : "Artwork © Bernice Appelin-Williams", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "PRINTS", "Creation_Place2" : "", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/14-G-3622.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/14-G-3622.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/14-G-3622.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/14-G-3622.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "2884", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5092, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5092", "Disp_Access_No" : "15-G-3734", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "2006", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "2006", "_Disp_End_Date" : "2006", "Disp_Title" : "Another Realm", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Martina Johnson-Allen", "Sort_Artist" : "Johnson-Allen, Martina", "Disp_Dimen" : "22 x 27 1/4 in. 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The image alludes to Saar’s Caribbean and African ancestry and folk traditions in which the bottle tree is used to ward off unwanted spirits or people. Saar’s lithograph is a visual adaptation of a mixed media sculpture by the same name created in 1999. She displays her subject as culture-bearing woman, rather than an eroticized object of desire. -Tricia Sackor, Class of 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds provided by the Art Angels", "Copyright_Type" : "Artwork © Alison Saar", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "PRINTS", "Creation_Place2" : "", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/15-G-3736.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/15-G-3736.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/15-G-3736.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/15-G-3736.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "5232", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 8101, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/8101", "Disp_Access_No" : "16-D-497", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1997", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1997", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1997", "Disp_Title" : "Where You Are.", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Cheryl Warrick", "Sort_Artist" : "Warrick, Cheryl", "Disp_Dimen" : "15 x 11 in. 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The upper half displays a landscape with a reflecting lake, and the bottom half features a tree on a hill with the text, “Begin where you are.” -Trica Sackor, Class of 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Gift of Ron Rumford", "Copyright_Type" : "Artwork © Cheryl Warrick", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "DRAWINGS", "Creation_Place2" : "", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/16-D-497.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/16-D-497.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/16-D-497.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/16-D-497.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "9378", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 8112, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/8112", "Disp_Access_No" : "17-D-499", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1975", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1975", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1975", "Disp_Title" : "Dancer #5", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Charles Robert Searles", "Sort_Artist" : "Searles, Charles Robert", "Disp_Dimen" : "24 x 18 in. 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Searle often listened to jazz as he worked, and music was an integral part of his life. In the 1970s he played percussion with the Afro-American Dance Ensemble in the Ile Ife Cultural Center in Germantown. His dancer paintings were inspired by the Ile Ife dancers, with colorful visual repetitions evoking the rhythms of percussion.", "Dedication" : "Gift of Matilda Petty", "Copyright_Type" : "Artwork © Searles Spicer Estate", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "DRAWINGS", "Creation_Place2" : "", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/17-D-499.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/17-D-499.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/17-D-499.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/17-D-499.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "9377", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 8114, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/8114", "Disp_Access_No" : "17-G-4992", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "2008", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "2008", "_Disp_End_Date" : "2008", "Disp_Title" : "200 Yrs", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Allan L. 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The outline of a slave ship in the lower left alludes to the Slave Act of 1808, which marked early efforts to abolish the slave trade in the U.S. On the lower right a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. represents the fight towards civil equality for African Americans. Edmunds’ print is dated 2008, the 200th anniversary of the Slave Act, and celebrates a new era in American history, with the election of Barack Obama as the first black president of the U.S. The print also features the names of African American heroes, slaves, soldiers, abolitionists, civil rights leaders, politicians, and educators, including Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and Fredrick Douglass. -Tricia Sackor, Class 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds provided by the Art Angels", "Copyright_Type" : "Artwork © Allan L. 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The image reflects Keene’s lifelong interest in biblical and spiritual themes and is related to other images from the 1980s, such as his Myths and Legends series. -Tricia Sackor, Class of 2017 Curatorial Intern ", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds provided by the Art Angels", "Copyright_Type" : "© La Salle University Art Museum/ artist's estate", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "PRINTS", "Creation_Place2" : "United States", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/17-G-4993.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/17-G-4993.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/17-G-4993.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/17-G-4993.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "9391", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 8100, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/8100", "Disp_Access_No" : "17-P-593", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "2008", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "2008", "_Disp_End_Date" : "2008", "Disp_Title" : "Untitled (Woman with Flowers)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Walter Edmonds", "Sort_Artist" : "Edmonds, Walter", "Disp_Dimen" : "18 x 18 in. 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