UTICA, N.Y. – Artwork from Black artists will be featured at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute this summer, through the organization’s effort to diversify its programming and audiences.
Both exhibits will debut Saturday on Juneteenth and run through the fall.
“Emma Amos: Color Odyssey” showcases 60 mixed-media paintings by Amos, on the subjects of race, gender and privilege. The display will be up through Sept. 12.
The other exhibit is called “Call & Response: Collecting African American Art” which highlights work from various Black artists over the past 30 years. It will run through Nov. 28.
MWPAI developed an African American Community Partners advisory panel to help engage the community and develop new exhibit ideas like these. Members of the panel are also contributing to the ‘Call and Response’ exhibit.