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Opening Reception – Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
Please join us for the opening of Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art, celebrating an awe-inspiring selection of works covering nearly a century of African American art.
Memories & Inspiration presents 67 selected works from a body of art amassed over 35 years. Kerry, a retired mailman, and Betty, a former television news producer, gladly gave up many ordinary comforts to live with extraordinary paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures as their principal luxuries. Their collection includes works by iconic artists such as Romare Bearden, Beverly Buchanan, Elizabeth Catlett, Ernest T. Crichlow, Sam Gilliam, Loïs Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Alma Thomas, Charles White, and many more.
Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art is organized and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
Photo: William J. Anderson, Joanne by the Window, 1986, silver gelatin photograph. Photograph by Reis Birdwhistell.