I don’t know how I missed this…but maybe I should take more late night walks down by the monuments and galleries…
The National Gallery of Art is showing Martin Puryear from June 22–September 28, 2008
Although I am ashamed to admit it I was not familiar with his work until seeing it on the latest issue of Callaloo…so i guess i get a double late pass.
It is exciting to see as you look around the city and see African American artists at some of the major venues here in DC: Jacob Lawrence at the Phillips Collection, Aaron Douglass at The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Martin Puryear and The National Gallery of Art. However, a little gender balance would be nice, i think Henry Thaggert’s she’s so articulate is an awesome start, but it would be nice to see alarge show of say ….Elizabeth Catlett. Who else is missing?