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Gallery 1978 Presents Black History Month Exhibit

The work of Emma Amos is highlighted; exhibit begins Feb. 2

Gallery 1978 Presents Black History Month Exhibit

 

The following information is from 1978 Arts Center.

Gallery 1978 on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood kicks off its 11th Annual Black History Month Exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 2, featuring the work of acclaimed artist Emma Amos.

The exhibit runs through March 24; an opening reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Amos is an internationally renowned artist whose work is included in the collections of MOMA, NJ State Museum and the Newark Museum. Her art combines printmaking and textiles. Some of her paintings are bordered with African fabrics and her own quilting or weavings and have been seen as a connecting link to European tapestries and the African diaspora.

The exhibit is curated by Nette F. Thomas and Evelyn Graves. 

On February 17, the gallery presents the Newark Black Artists Oral History Project, a presentation by Bianca Monet of a project dedicated to collecting and preserving first-hand narratives of black visual artists connected with Newark.

For more information on these exhibits, visit 1978 Art Center's website.

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