Africa-North America - Williams

©Bernard Williams, Africa-North America, 1996, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72”

Bass Reeves-Indian Territory - Williams

©Bernard Williams, Bass Reeves-Indian Territory, 1999, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72.5”

This exhibition examines the historic role of African Americans on our nation’s expanding frontier. In this body of work, Williams addresses complex social interactions that occurred between Black, European, Hispanic and Native Americans, particularly in the West. The icons and imagery used by the artist, rooted in the urban context of his native Chicago, reveal the layers of cultural heritage we share as Americans. Booth Museum is proud to partner with Africa Atlanta 2014, a city wide year-long celebration of cultural and economic bonds among African, European, and American cultures, on this exhibit.

Made possible in part by a grant from the F.T. Stent Family Foundation

For more images of paintings from A Complex Frontier: Selected Works by Bernard Williams, click here.

For more information on artist Bernard Williams, click here.

For more information on Africa Atlanta 2014, click here.