Akili Ron Anderson: A Fifty Year Retrospective of Black Art and Life
July 9 – November 18, 2016
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Main Changing Gallery and Blue Gallery
Akili Ron Anderson, an outstanding craftsman with an imagination and a visual language that is not only aesthetically beautiful but cultural strong will be featured in the Hampton University Museum from July 9 - November 18, 2016. Entitled Akili Ron Anderson: A 50 Year Retrospective of Black Art and Life, this exhibition will examine the artist's ability to effectively communicate his understanding and love of Black Art and Black Culture. This survey of his life's work will reveal to all his ability to paint in all paint mediums; to excel in printmaking, sculpture - experimenting with wood, ceramics and found objects; and above all, his ability to create the magnificent and monumental stained glass commissions.
This retrospective will span 50 years of art making by Anderson including paintings from Junior High School. Luckily Mr. Anderson's mother kept much of his early work giving us an opportunity to see how his genius began at an early age.Type your paragraph here.Type your paragraph here.