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Traveling Art Show Visits Gateway

Beginning Monday February 6, Gateway Community amp; Technical College will present Black Art Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art, a traveling display based on the major exhibition organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Black Art Ancestral Legacy is a photographic exhibition that addresses the question posed by African American poet Countee Cullen in 1926: What is Africa to me? This exhibition provides a number of examples from twentieth-century African American artists both trained and untrained that visually respond to this question. These modern artists draw heavily on African influence, while simultaneously reinterpreting it for a different time and place. The exhibition surveys the work of forty-five artists, including unknown Africans and Haitians, through photographs, posters, and concise texts. The result is a lively and vibrant mix of artworks.

The exhibition will be on display for the public from February 6 to March 7, 2012. For more information contact Kathy Driggers at 859-442-1628 or

Viewing Dates and Locations:

Monday, February 6, Boone Campus, IMC in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Building.

Friday February 10 , Gateway Urban Center, Second Floor Lounge.

Friday February 17 , Covington campus, Cafeteria.

Friday February 24, Edgewood Campus, SSC Atrium.