The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper showcases 300 years of insight, struggle, and soul in the form of drawings, etching, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. The Lowe Museum of Art hosts this rare opportunity to view works from widely known African-American artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner (most noted for his treasured work The Banjo Lesson), Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Alison Saar, and others. This vibrant addition to the kaleidoscope in the runup to Art Basel is sure to draw not only art-history nerds and students of American history but also the curious seeking one more flavor in the art-fair feast. See the multifaceted show through January 16. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Nov. 16. Continues through Jan. 16, 2010