Docent-led Tour of Jeff Donaldson: Dig
March 15, 6:00pm
FREE Third Thursday admission 5:00 – 8:00pm
FREE docent-led tour of Jeff Donaldson: Dig
Mixed media, 44 x 36 inches
Courtesy of Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York
January 20 – April 29, 2018
This exhibition, the first museum retrospective of American artist Jeff Donaldson (1932-2004), explores four decades of the artist’s career, spanning from his activist roots in Chicago as a founding member of the AfriCOBRA movement to his influence on future generations of artists as a professor at Howard University. Donaldson’s work is an amalgamation of energetic colors, intricate patterns, and African iconography that celebrates the history of African art and the roots of black culture. Featuring paintings, prints, and mixed media works, the exhibition reflects on Donaldson’s deep belief in the responsibility of an artist to create work that is both socially relevant and visually striking, as well as his tireless fight for equality and pride in his heritage.