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Abstract View: Detroit Closing Reception

  • North Campus Research Complex 2800 Plymouth Rd Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)

This exhibition includes a selection of paintings by some of Detroit’s most noted abstract artists. These works come from the N’Namdi Collection, one of the finest private collections of African American art in the world. The owner of the collection, Dr. George N’Namdi, explains, “The combined works cover more than a century of art in every genre and is anchored by contemporary abstract paintings. The collection can be seen as a legacy investment, which assists in securing the heritage of African American artists. It is also a tool for educating audiences on the contributions of people of African descent to the discourse of modern and contemporary art.” As the culmination of over 40 years of commitment, entrepreneurship and discernment, the collection represents the many divergent approaches to making art, and the history, struggles and triumphs of a people.

The artists in this exhibition include Alvin D. Loving, Charles McGee, Allie McGhee, Artis Lane, Anita Bates, MacArthur Binion, Gilda Snowden, M. Saffell Gardner and Jocelyn Rainey.

(The closing reception will be held in tandem with the exhibition Glass Lily Garden by April Wagner)