October 19, 2022 – April 2, 2023
This exhibition highlights a selection of works by African American artists, drawn from the esteemed collection of Judy and Patrick Diamond. Patrick was born in the community of Frogtown, a historically segregated neighborhood in Columbia, S.C. He attended Saint Martin de Porres Elementary School before moving north with his family. While a student at Boston University, he met his future wife, Judy, and their mutual interest in art blossomed.
For more than 40 years, the Diamonds have shared a passion for collecting some of the most significant African American artists of the 20th century. The works on view here — by artists such as Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, and Jacob Lawrence — touch on a variety of themes relating to African American life, history, and humanity.
In the Garden, 2003
Aquatint with color photocopy chine colle and velvet on wove paper
31 x 42 inches
© Radcliffe Bailey. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York