Black History Month Exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art

Feb 5, 2019

Camille J. Billops (American, b. 1939), “El Pimpo’s Chair,” 1970. Raku clay. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; The Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection of African American Art. GMOA 2012.115.

“Stony the Road We Trod,” an exhibition which examines how African American artists redefined and reimagined southern identity, will be at the Georgia Museum of Art through April 28.

The works of art contribute to cultural memory and changing culture in the South and comment on themes of personal and collective struggle.

The exhibition contains works from a variety of artists and time periods, including “Spring Flowers,” painted by Claudia Clark in 1945 and “Signs of Confinement,” finished by Leo Twiggs in 2018.

The work in the show comes from both trained and self-taught artists from various walks of life.

Other featured artists are Archie Byron, James Hiram Malone, Amalia Amaki and Camille Billops.

The program is free and open to the public.