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‘Instill & Inspire’: African-American artists of the 20th century in the spotlight – Trib Live

‘Instill & Inspire’: African-American artists of the 20th century in the spotlight – Trib Live The exhibit "Instill & Inspire," currently on display at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh, contains works by some of the most highly regarded African-American artists of the 20th century.

They range from an original painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), one of the first African-American artists to achieve acclaim in both America and Europe, to works by famed collage artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988), regarded as one of the greatest American artists of his generation.

On loan from the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, N.C., the 58 works on display by 20 artists were culled from the collection of John and Vivian Hewitt, a couple from New York City well known for having amassed a large and important collection of African-American art over the span of nearly 50 years — from the 1940s to the 1980s.


The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro- American Cultural Center) celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach.

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The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture presents, preserves and celebrates excellence in the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent. (Website).


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