✨ In light of North-American Black History Month, we decided to focus February on African and Black female artists in various art disciplines!


◽AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT
One of several movements that brought the artistry of the African diaspora in the USA into the spotlight is the Black Arts Movement (BAM).
The African-American art movement from the 1960s, believed to have found its birth with Amiri Bakara, fits within a greater ideological movement, called Black Power. It resurged the Black Aesthetic, which was equally informed by African tradition and then-contemporary American life.

Through activism and several disciplines of art, the movement conveyed a message of Black pride and addressed issues of Black identity and Black liberation.

Although Larry Neal referred to it as the “aesthetic and spiritual sister of Black Power”, the movement was not feminine presented. The voices of Black women were recorded during that time span, but not honored as much.

Source: The History of the Black Arts Movement by Patina Lee (Widewalls, 2016)
✨ La Matriarcado will provide a different narrative for that exact reason! Stay tuned for the coming days and weeks ✨
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Masklike profiles and designs drawn from Ethiopian textiles surround a papier-mâché replica of a heart-shaped white Kwele mask from Zaire in Loïs Mailou Jones’ stunning “Moon Masque."

Though stylized, the faces looking to the right and left, resemble actual individuals whose profiles are juxtaposed with the white Kwele mask’s eyes streaming tears. It has been speculated that the mask, signifying heritage and tradition, weeps for the situations of modern-day African peoples.
Over a career spanning seventy years, Loïs Mailou Jones was a prolific artist, whose body of work reflects an expertise with a wide range of varied subjects, from New England, French, and Haitian landscapes to the sources and issues of African American culture.
She was also a noted educator at Howard University from 1930 to 1977, teaching design and watercolor courses, and was an important role model for other African American artists. Throughout her career, Jones championed the international artistic achievement of African American art.
Jones’ “Moon Masque” and over 40 more artworks by 34 African American artists are featured in "African American Art in the 20th Century," a traveling exhibition organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum, on view at The Westmoreland now through January 17, 2021.
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We are very excited to share that the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s traveling exhibition

"African American Art of the 20th Century" will remain at The Westmoreland until January 17, 2021, ensuring that everyone who wants to see this incredible exhibition will have the opportunity to do so after we reopen in August!
"African American Art of the 20th Century" presents 41 paintings and 4 sculptures by 34 African American artists from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. The artists featured came to prominence during the period bracketed by the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights movement.
Click the link in our bio to find out more about “African American Art of the 20th Century!”

Moon Masque'in tam merkezinde, etrafı Etiyopya desenleriyle çevrili beyaz Kwele maskesini görüyoruz.

Miras ve geleneği temsil eden maskenin çağdaş Afrika halklarının durumu için ağladığını düşünmek yanlış olmayacaktır. #MoonMasque #LoisMailouJones #BlackLivesMatter

Lois Mailou Jones, ‘Moon Masque’ 1971

Happy #InternationalWomensDay !

Today, we’re highlighting these amazing women whose work is currently on view in “African American Art in the 20th Century,” a traveling exhibition organized by Smithsonian American Art Museum.
1. Loïs Mailou Jones, “Moon Masque,” 1971 oil and collage on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of the artist.
2. Delilah Pierce, “DC Waterfront, Maine Avenue,” 1957, oil on board. Smithsonian American Art Museum, museum purchase made possible through Deaccession Funds.
3. Renée Stout, “The Colonel’s Cabinet,” 1991-1994, mixed media: carpet, chair, painting and cabinet with found and handmade objects. Smithsonian American Art Museum, museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson. © 1994, Renee Stout.
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The “African American Art in the 20th Century” banner went up today on the Museum’s wall facing Main street!


“African American Art in the 20th Century” opens Sunday, February 16. This traveling exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, presents 45 works dating from the 1930s to the 1990s by 34 African American artists.
An image of Loïs Mailou Jones’ mixed-media painting, “Moon Masque,” 1971, is featured on the banner. Masklike profiles and designs drawn from Ethiopian textiles surround a papier-mâché replica of a heart-shaped white Kwele mask from Zaire. Though stylized, the masklike faces resemble actual individuals whose profiles are contrasted with tears streaming from the eyes of the mask. View “Moon Masque” in person on February 16.
Loïs Mailou Jones (1905–1998), Moon Masque, 1971; Oil and collage on canvas, 41 x 30 1/8 inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of the artist.
#LoisMailouJones #africanamericanart #africanamericanartist #MoonMasque #mask #africanamericanartists #twentiethcenturyart #saam #atSAAM #travelingexhibition #americanartist #americanartists #americanart #thewestmoreland #americanartmuseum #artmuseum #art #museum #art #greensburg #greensburgpa #dowtowngbg #downtowngbgpa #laurelhighlands_pa

Har du sett att det är fullmåne idag? Den här ansiktsmasken är en så kallad fullmånemask från luba-folket i södra Kongo-Kinshasa.

Som många dräkter och masker från Afrika, ingick den i ritualer hos hemliga sällskap där kunskapen om den symboliska betydelsen var förbehållen de invigda. Men de flesta forskare verkar ändå eniga om att den här runda typen av mask symboliserar månen, som i sin tur anses vara en godartad himlakropp med kopplingar till goda förfadersandar. Därför användes masken i ritualer som försöker "jaga bort" döden eller skydda mot ondsinta andar. Vad symboliserar månen för dig?
Den här masken finns att kika närmre på i utställningen Tillsammans. Kan du hitta den?
#fullmåne #fullmånemask #månmask #ansiktsmask #fullmoon #moonmasque #facemask #världskulturmuseet

Har du sett att det är fullmåne idag? Den här ansiktsmasken är en så kallad fullmånemask från luba-folket i södra Kongo-Kinshasa.

Som många dräkter och masker från Afrika, ingick den i ritualer hos hemliga sällskap där kunskapen om den symboliska betydelsen var förbehållen de invigda. Men de flesta forskare verkar ändå eniga om att den här runda typen av mask symboliserar månen, som i sin tur anses vara en godartad himlakropp med kopplingar till goda förfadersandar. Därför användes masken i ritualer som försöker "jaga bort" döden eller skydda mot ondsinta andar.
Vad symboliserar månen för dig?
#fullmåne #fullmånemask #månmask #ansiktsmask #fullmoon #moonmasque #facemask #etnografiskamuseet

Loïs Mailou Jones, Moon Masque, 1971, oil and collage on canvas #LoisMailouJones #moonmasque #1971 #oil #canvas #line #shape #pattern #faces #mask #spiritual

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