African American Art Collectors featured at Cedarburg Art Museum

July 23, 2020

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The Cedarburg Art Museum exhibition “Eye of the Beholder: African Americans Collecting Art,” which runs from May 20 through September 27, 2020, celebrates art with African American collectors predominantly living in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. The exhibition was conceived by the museum’s board president Blaine Gibson and curated by Milwaukee arts advocate and artist Evelyn Patricia Terry. Artworks by 54 artists in a multitude of media were chosen by Terry through the generosity of 24 collector-lenders.

Josephine Hill (left) stands beside artwork from her own personal collection.

Visitors to the Cedarburg Art Museum’s exhibition, “Eye of the Beholder: African Americans Collecting Art” include (right) Bruce Spann and Marilyn Tangle along with one of the featured collectors, Jenelle Elder – Green . They flank the artwork of Ras `Ammar Nsoroma (bottom) from the collection of John W. Daniels, Jr. Also shown near them is Tyana Buie’s artwork from the collection of Randy Bryant.

Pictured at the show are Evelyn Patricia Terry and the museum’s board president Blaine Gibson (below) flank the painting of Antonio Vásquez Yojcóm. As Cedarburg Art Museum’s guest curator, Terry worked with area collectors to garner artworks loans for the exhibition.

Open and free to the public in Cedarburg Wisconsin, it continues through September 27, 2020 on Wednesdays through Sundays, 12 – 4 pm. Social distancing and masks are required. A catalog honoring collectors is available for purchase.