The exhibition, Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes, will showcase a selection of portraits by Andrews, representing a vital and constant genre throughout the artist’s oeuvre.
The Frist Art Museum presents Blood at the Root, an immersive outdoor pop-up installation created by Nashville artists EXO:DUS (Elisheba Israel Mrozik and Aaron Mrozik) that explores how implicit bias can develop over time within families.
Kwame Brathwaite (b. 1938, Brooklyn, New York) was an early champion of the “Black is Beautiful” movement. Beginning in the late 1950s, his photography, organizing and promoting helped create momentum for the slogan which gained prominence through the 60s and 70s.
Over 50 paintings, works on paper and unpublished archival material examines the 38-year relationship between Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin. The KMA holds the world’s largest public collection of work by Delaney, a Knoxville native.
Alexandria, Virginia displays the work of Nigerian born, Brooklyn-based artist Olalekan Jeyifous’ whose installation, Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies, was unveiled in the city’s Waterfront Park in March.