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Paperworks: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Paperworks: Selections from the Permanent Collection focuses on works on paper produced from 1800-2000 and includes figurative, impressionistic, and abstract styles. The exhibition showcases the radically diverse range of works on paper created by African American and other artists over the last two centuries, and includes drawings, prints, paintings, and collages by Edward Mitchell Bannister, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Robert Colescott, Sam Francis, Marvin Harden, Eugene Hawkins, and Marion Sampler, among others. The works on view include preparatory sketches that offer insight into the artist's process, as well as finished works that allude to these artists' ongoing projects and artistic concerns.

This exhibition is curated by Vida L. Brown, Visual Arts Curator and Program Manager, CAAM.

Photo: Marion Sampler, CHAIR, 1966. Pen and ink on paper, 27 x 21.25 inches, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leon O Banks.