African American Art : Artworks from the Permanent Collection
Adams, Profile in Blue, 1986, Lithograph
June – August 2018
The artworks presented in “Poets, Painters, and Paper” are the products of a turbulent social and political time in America—a time rife with racial and gender inequality, growing anti-war sentiment, and, hovering over it all like a mushroom cloud, the constant threat of nuclear annihilation. For avant-garde artists and poets alike, this was a time for breaking down the rigid barriers between high and low art, a time for collaborative imagination, and thus a time to break down the myth of the solitary (and hyper-masculine) artist-genius as perpetuated by images of Jackson Pollock in the popular press. It was also a time of creative cross-over, when the relationships between text and image were once again ardently explored with the fervor of earlier Modernist experimentation.
This exhibition features new acquisitions for the WFMA Permanent Collection thanks to the generous donation of The Contemporary Austin and The Blanton Museum of Art.
From the WFMA Permanent Collection. Capturing a unique view of Wichita Falls and the surrounding communities, Charles A. Fuhs photographed life in the 1920’s.