African American Art Collection

The African American art collection of Dr. Walter O. Evans is regarded as one of the important historical collections of art created by American artists of African descent. The Walter O. Evans Collection features selected works in various media from Evans’ private collection of over 500 objects. Broad in scope, the exhibit’s more than 80 paintings, sculptures and works on paper dating from 1848 to 1997 show the development of African-American art from the Hudson River School up to and including various modernist approaches. African American Art from the Walter O. Evans Collection on exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts April 9 – July 2, 2006 

illustrated left: “The Piano Lesson” collage by Romare Beardon

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