Sunday, May 15, 2022

New Exhibit @ THE MORRIS MUSEUM: "For the Culture, By the Culture"






For the Culture, By the Culture:

30 Years of Black Art, Activism, and Achievement

A collaborative exhibition between

Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA) and the Morris Museum

WHEN: Thursday, May 19

  • 6-7pm Exhibition Viewing & Light Reception
  • 7-8pm "Reflections on 30 Years of ATA" discussion with Founder, Charles D. Craig, moderated by ATA Executive Director Lauren LeBeaux Craig
  • 8-9pm Exhibition Viewing

Celebrating ATA's 30th anniversary, this collaborative exhibition will showcase 41 works by 19 artists who have contributed to Black culture, creating impactful works for decades. For the Culture, By the Culture will bring together prior ATA-featured artists in a group retrospective that spans the 30 years of the organization's history. Many of these featured artists have received national recognition, including Bisa Butler, Jerry Gant, and Faith Ringgold.

Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA) is a non-profit, Black-led arts organization founded in Morristown, New Jersey in 1991. Since its inception 30 years ago, the mission has always been to celebrate Black excellence, support the careers and lives of Black fine artists, and create opportunities for emerging voices in Black Art.

Featured Artists: Alonzo Adams, Benny Andrews, Bisa Butler, Leroy Campbell, Elizabeth Catlett, Viki LeBeaux Clark Craig, James Denmark, David Driskell, Jerry Gant, Richard Haynes, Norman Lewis, Russell A. Murray, Rosalind Nzinga Nichol, Janet Taylor Pickett, Faith Ringgold, Joe Sam, Cedric Smith, William Tolliver, and Deborah Willis.








COVID SAFETY: Proof of vaccination, valid ID, and mask are required to attend the 7-8pm program in the Bickford Theatre.


Generous support for this exhibition is provided by M&T Bank. Additional support is provided by Novartis. Reception sponsored by Mariner Wealth Advisors.



Image credit: Bisa Butler, Basquiat, 2015, Mixed media; Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012), Seated Mother and Child, 2011, Bronze; David Driskell (1931–2020), Woman in Interior, 2008, Silkscreen. Photographs by Elizabeth Catlett & the Morris Museum.


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