Alexandria Museum of Art is excited to announce the opening of three new exhibitions on Friday, December 7!
December 7, 2012 – February 23, 2013 AmoA Exhibitions
Richard W. Dempsey (1909-1987)
Recollections: A Forty Year Retrospective
Devoted to the prolific body of work of African-American artist Richard Dempsey, this retrospective includes over 45 paintings and drawings shaped by extensive travels through Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean as well as artistic explorations of Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism.
Luz-Maria Lopez: Mayan Creation Stories
December 7, 2012 – February 23, 2013
Explore the roots of the Mayan Prophecy in painted scenes of the Popol Vuh, Sacred Book of the Maya. Epic tales of hero twins and fantastical characters such as Grandmother of Light, Heart of Sky, Plumed Serpent, Crow, and Parrot plus a Chorus of animals, mudmen, woodmen, and human sounds reflect Mayan visions of cosmology.
Celebrate the life and work of self-taught African-American folk artist from Cane River, Louisiana, Clementine Hunter. Featuring highlights from AMoA’s Permanent Collection and rarely seen works from the private Collection of Iris Rayford.
Please see attached press releases for complete exhibition descriptions and list of related events. Images and additional information available upon request.