Common Ground: African American Art from the Flint Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Muskegon Museum of Art

August 22, 2015 - November 15, 2015

This exhibition surveys the history of African American art through 60 works in various mediums, and features some of the most important African American artists from the 19th century to present day. It is divided into five thematic areas that give a broad overview of the history of African American art, showing its diversity as well as its commonality. The themes include Gaining Access, New Self-Awareness, Political and Social Expressions, Examining Identities, and Towards Abstraction.

Faith Ringgold, Under a Blood Red Sky, 2000, screenprint