New VMFA exhibition celebrates African American art, culture

June 5, 2019 Spectrum Editor 1

It’s been 400 years since Europeans brought the first enslaved African people to the shores of North America, to what is now Virginia. Since then, African and African American artists have used every possible medium to express sorrow, joy and fear. But until recently, black creators have received little recognition for their contributions to American culture as a whole.

Sonya Clark. Photo courtesy of VCUarts

Sonya Clark Q&A

May 2, 2016 admin 0

Chair of the Craft and Material Studies Department at VCU Sonya Clark is featured at the VMFA for her piece, Black Hair Flag. Clark is […]