Masterworks by 20th Century African American Artists will feature work by 12 of the greatest African American artists of our time. The work of Elijah Pierce, William Hawkins, Jacob Lawrence, Mary Tillman Smith and others will be on view at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery from April 16 through June 13, 1998. An opening reception will be held April 16, 5-7 p.m., with live music by Raise Productions Choir and the Columbus School for Girls Ensemble. The reception is free and open to the public. Curated by Timothy C. Keny, director of the Keny Galleries, Masterworks by 20th Century African American Artists explores the complexity and immense diversity of African American artistic production.
Featured artists include Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Ralph Bell, William Hawkins, Jacob Lawrence, John B. Murry, Elijah Pierce, Horace Pippin, Mary Tillman Smith, Alma Thomas, Robert Thompson, and Bill Traylor.