Lewis Museum re-creates part of historic art show

Critical Eye

March 12, 2006|By GLENN MCNATT | GLENN MCNATT,SUN ART CRITIC

In February 1939, Baltimoreans witnessed something unprecedented: An exhibition of painting and sculpture by African-American artists at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Entitled Contemporary Negro Art, the show presented more than 100 works by black artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Archibald Motley, Hale Woodruff, Dox Thrash and James Wells.

ART EXHIBIT / / The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture / / 830 E. Pratt St. / / 443-263-1800

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