The exhibit celebrates the work of black artists from the personal collections of nineteen local patrons. The pieces selected captured the interest of local collectors, whose tastes span a diverse range of media-- with varying styles, genres, influences and subject matter.
The exhibit includes artists with Detroit roots-- including Charles McGee, Mario Moore, Tylonn Sawyer, Allie McGhee and others. Their works will be displayed alongside profiles of the collectors who describe in their own words what these pieces mean to them. Each collector weaves a story about their passion that drives them to acquire African American art, and the ways the art can reflect and affect social change.
Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections
November 12, 2019 - March 1, 2020