Community Meeting: Jeff Donaldson
Free and Open to All
This fall the Akron Art Museum will host an exhibition of work by AfriCOBRA artist Jeff Donaldson. In order to design programs and interpretive materials that best serve its visitors, the museum is currently seeking feedback from the community.
The museum is hosting a community meeting about the exhibition on Thursday July 19 at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to attend and share ideas. We value your feedback and look forward to hearing from you.
Registration is required. Register online using the button / link below.
image: Jeff Donaldson, Simba, 1973, Mixed media, 28 x 18 inches, Collection of Dr. Sheryl L. Colyer, Courtesy of Kravets Wehby, New York
Can't make it to the July 19 meeting? Share your ideas via our online survey.
About the Exhibition
In 1968, artist Jeff Donaldson co-founded the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA). In response to political and social unrest in an arts world that privileged white artists and audiences, AfriCOBRA sought to create a new kind of art that was not only politically engaged but reflected contemporary Black culture and appealed specifically to a Black audience.
Jeff Donaldson: Dig, the artist’s first museum retrospective, sheds light on Donaldson’s contribution to art history by exploring his four-decade career. Spanning the artist’s activist roots in Chicago to his influence on future generations as a professor at Howard University and Vice President of the Barnes Foundation, this major exhibition presents new scholarship and features works never before seen in public.
Interested in learning more about AfriCOBRA? Check out this video link: