One of the Most Important Collections of its Kind, On View at Museum of the African Diaspora
October 17, 2008 through January 11, 2009
(1888PressRelease) October 13, 2008 - Bank of America presents The Hewitt Collection of African American Art.
The Hewitt Collection - fifty-eight works assembled over a half-century, from 1949 to 1998, by John and Vivian Hewitt - is one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of African American art. The exhibition offers not only important twentieth-century art but also a survey of African-American culture and society.
The exhibition includes works by Romare Bearden, regarded as one of the greatest American artists of his generation, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, one of the first African American artists to achieve acclaim in both America and Europe. Contemporary artists are also represented, among them Jonathan Green, a 1980's graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Museum of the African Diaspora is located at 685 Mission Street at Third Street in San Francisco, California. Museum Hours are 11a.m. – 6p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (closed Monday & Tuesday) and Noon – 5p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.moadsf.org or call (415) 358-7200.