Scheduled for the Fall 2020, Fisk University Galleries in Nashville, Tennessee will open Art from Africa of Our Time: African Modernism in America, 1947-1967, the first major exhibition to examine the New York-based Harmon Foundation’s promotion of modern African art during the age of decolonization, the Civil Rights Movement and the Cold War. The exhibition, drawn primarily from Fisk University’s art collection, will secure Fisk’s place as a center for research on African modernism and engage students in all stages of its planning. The Fellowship will also activate the history exposed in the exhibition by inviting a Lagos, Nigeria-based contemporary artist to create a new work in response.
We acknowledge our culture’s systemic marginalization of artists because of race, gender, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, and/or immigration status among other factors. We actively seek to highlight the work of under-represented practitioners and support efforts to address entrenched inequities.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts