The Museum of African American Artwork – BLACK ART IN AMERICA™
The Museum of African American Artwork
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“Typically talking, the work isn’t completed.”
—Dr. Samella Lewis
Though she transitioned from this life on Could 27, 2022, Dr. Samella Lewis’s work continues on by means of her legacy in The Museum of African American Artwork in Los Angeles, which she based in 1976. She gathered with different like-minded artists, enterprise house owners, and group leaders to create the nonprofit to encourage consciousness and assist for African-American artwork. Dr. Lewis served because the museum’s director for the primary decade because it’s opening, honoring and uplifting the preservation of artwork and experiences of African descendants. Afterward, she remained an lively board member for a number of years, supporting the museum’s mission with academic and cultural applications and artwork exhibitions.
The Godmother of African-American Artwork, Dr. Samella Lewis was an internationally acknowledged artist, an artwork historian, writer, activist, educator and main voice of African America artists and their cultural experiences. Her paintings is featured in The Museum of African American Artwork and her beliefs about artwork echo all through every of her items, reminding us that “artwork can and ought to be part of our on a regular basis lives.” She believed this to be very true for youngsters, however that they shouldn’t be given coloring books as a result of it restricts their creativity and originality. In honor of her passing, MAAA is accepting donations for the Samella Lewis Scholarship Fund At Scripps School.
On the Museum of African American Artwork, guests can view Dr. Lewis’s artwork by appointment, together with their present exhibition, Artwork by Leon Washington, which options the artwork of an unhoused artist in want of assist. You may study extra about Leon and donate right here. This is only one of many examples of how MAAA upholds Dr. Samella Lewis’s imaginative and prescient and selfless acts of affection within the pursuit of bringing consciousness to the aspect of artists that many don’t see, however are very prevalent within the symbolism of their work. Together with the assorted artwork reveals, guests also can store the MAAA retailer for a collection of objects highlighting African American artwork and tradition. Supporting the museum retailer helps preserve MAAA’s exhibitions and cultural and academic applications free to the general public.
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