Howard University Gallery of Art Displayed at MoMA

HU Gallery of Art Goes to MOMA

Two signature art works by Charles White in Howard University Gallery of Art’s permanent collection, Five Great American Negroes (1939–40) and Native Son 2 (1942), were displayed at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for inclusion in the exhibition, Charles White: A Retrospective. On display from October 2018 through January 2019, the loan was exclusive to MoMA.

The retrospective was the first major exhibition in more than 30 years to highlight the life and creative works of artist, activist and educator Charles White (1918–1979), who was also Howard University’s former artist-inresidence and distinguished professor. Presented to MoMA to mark the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the exhibition featured more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, illustrated books and record covers created during White’s 40-year career.

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