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Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts and the Stories They Tell The Kohler Art Library is pleased to host a pop-up exhibit about Andean and Amazonian cultural artifacts for the month […]

The Kohler Art Library is pleased to announce “Narrative Images: Jim Lee & Blue Moon Press,” our selection for the 5th Annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture. On display in the […]

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  • Check out our new pop-up exhibit! "The Secret Life of Things: Andean and Amazonion Cultural Artifacts" is visiting by way of Ohio State University
  • Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is the catalogue of a 2017 Tate Modern show (most recently exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum) celebrating African American art between 1963-1983. More than 200 works from about 60 artists are included. The show’s last stop is the Broad Museum in LA—if you can’t make it to California come check out the book from Kohler! #BlackHistoryMonth @uwmadisonbcc #artlibrary #blackpower
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  • In [1972] scholar Addison Gayle Jr. published The Black Aesthetic, a collection of essays that called upon black artists to create and evaluate their work based on criteria relevant to black life and culture. Black aesthetics-the value of beauty associated with works of art-should be a reflection of an African heritage and worldview as opposed to European. The black aesthetic would embolden black people to honor their own beauty and power. From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture @NMAACH @uwmadisonbcc #UWBHM #blackisbeautiful #BlackHistoryMonth