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Circle Society Preview for “Whitfield Lovell: Passages”

October 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Photo of a large, round slab of wood with a black drawing of a seated woman surrounded by black birds.

AMFA Circle Society Donors and Corporate Partners are invited to enjoy an exclusive first look at Whitfield Lovell: Passages before the Member Preview Party on October 26 and the public exhibition opening on October 27.

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About the Exhibition

In the most comprehensive exhibition of Whitfield Lovell’s work to date, Passages features drawings, assemblages, and installations that focus on African American history and raise questions about identity, memory, and the heritage of the United States.

A 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient, Lovell makes drawings inspired by photographs of unidentified African Americans taken between the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s.

Whitfield Lovell (New York, New York, 1959 Р), Because I Wanna Fly, 2021, cont̩ on wood with attached found objects, diameter: 114 in., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Whitfield Lovell: Passages is organized by the American Federation of Arts in collaboration with Whitfield Lovell. Major support for the national tour and exhibition catalogue is provided by National Endowment for the Arts and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Harriet and Warren Stephens Galleries