POWER, MYTH, & MEMORY IN AFRICANA ART
Select Pieces from the CJ Williams Collection
January 11 to May 16, 2020
Upstairs Visiting Artists Gallery
In this exhibition, 83 pieces of Africana art representing nine southern U.S. states, Haiti, and several tribes throughout Africa will be on display in two galleries. This private collection includes many works of art never before seen by the public. Provocative and joyful, celebratory and profound — these loving works of art portray power, myth, and memory in a way that transcends time and race, and reminds us all what it is to be human.
Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre, joining several other Central Florida organizations in looking back at our local history and examining how it has affected our community in the century that followed.
The Orlando Sentinel published this article that further discusses the exhibition.