January 15 - April 10, 2011
Opening Reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2011
We live in an age of hyphenated Americans, where even Appalachian-Americans are considered a minority by many colleges and universities. The United States’ diverse population is known as a “melting pot” or a “salad bowl.” Either way, the fact remains that it is a society made up of people from many countries, and made rich by influences from various cultures.
This exhibition, drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, presents works by African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American artists either from or working in the United States.
The exhibition will include paintings, prints and sculpture dating from the early years of the 20th century up to the present. Artists include Henry Ossawa Tanner, Yasuo Kunioshi, and Enrique Chagoya, among others.
This exhibition is generously presented by Macy’s, with additional support from the Marshall University Division of Multicultural Affairs, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and West Virginia Commission on the Arts.