The Transatlantic slave trade and the Jim Crow era made deep and irreversible marks in American history. But despite the segregation and racial barriers of those times, African Americans with little or no formal training produced a wide range of musical traditions and visual art. A new exhibit at the de Young Museum titled “Revelations: Art from the African American South” presents work from contemporary African American artists inspired by this cultural heritage.
Timothy Anglin Burgard, curator of American Art, de Young Museum
Belva Davis, vice president, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Board of Trustees, former host, This Week in Northern California
Some Examples from the Show: