Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Amistad Collection


The Wadsworth Atheneum houses a special center for African American art.  This is a sculpture hallway in the  Amistad Center for Art and Culture.

The Negro Looks Ahead is a 1944 bronze by Richmond Barthe, a prominent member of the artists, writers and other intellectuals who gave rise to the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s.

24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for sharing, a very interesting exhibition!
The sculpture in bronze is wonderful!
Léia

Dianne said...

Wonderful sculptures Jack and I love that painting at the end of the hallway - crystal clear pics.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Love the person at the end of the hall! Keeps it from being a museum piece and moves it into the now.

VP said...

'The Negro Looks Ahead' is a great work of art and you photographed it very well, much better than most of the reproductions around.

Kate said...

A beautiful post for Black History month. While still teaching, our history dept used to show the film by Steven Spielberg. To refresh my memory, i checked the internet and discovered that Albuquerque has a facility for troubled teens named Amistad. An apt name for a place for rebellious young adults!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully shown Jack, African American art is so interesting as is African art also. great perspective in the second shot.

Luis Gomez said...

Great exhibit Jack. Thanks.

Sharon said...

There are some talented artists represented here.

Karl said...

There are many jewels in your area, Jack! Your posts are very interesting for me.

Lowell said...

I'm appreciating your providing us with food for thought during Black History month!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I learned little of African American contributions to American history during my conventional, suburban education, until I did volunteer work at an inner city high school in Washington DC during college, and helped to teach some classes on the subject. I hope there is greater awareness of the subject in school curricula today than there was in 1960's suburbia.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Nice leading lines in that first shot, Jack - and I love the motion caught and held, contrasting with the seated figures...

Sylvia K said...

This is another great post for Black History month, Jack! It's a subject quite important to me and I do appreciate a chance to see the art work from your part of the world! Thank you!

Sylvia

JM said...

Great perspectives on both shots.

RedPat said...

Another good post for the month!

cieldequimper said...

I'm surprised no one has asked for it to be renamed. It is a beautiful bronze.

Halcyon said...

Hartford has some nice museums. I wouldn't have thought of it as such an art-centric place.

Bruce Clark said...

Very nice shots Jack. You have the knack for this type of photography. You capture the right angles for the lighting and you always want to see more!

Michelle said...

A very distinguished form in that last photo.

Leif Hagen said...

I love the carved sculptures, Jack! That butterscotch one is my favorite - it's yummy!

Regina K said...

You've showed us many pieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum and I am always so impressed with their collection. These sculptures display such pride and beauty from the artisits.

Rather be Flying said...

Much too interesting a place to "sit out". Glad once again that you took us along.

Randy said...

Beautiful pieces.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Looks like a very nice exhibition!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful shots, Jack.

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