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Spiral – Perspectives on an African American Art Collective

2010 | Birmingham Museum of Art
Gallery Guide
8 pages / selfcover
Typeset in Sentinel and Mercury

In the early 1960s in New York, the artist Romare Bearden invited a group of African-American artists to meet and discuss their roles as black artists during the charged years of the Civil Rights movement. On July 5th, 1963, the group decided to form a collective and called themselves Spiral. The name was inspired by the Archimedean spiral, which moves outward embracing all directions, yet constantly upward.

This exhibition, Spiral: Perspectives on an African-American Art Collective, featured work by Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Charles Alston, Hale Woodruff, Reginald Gammon, Richard Mayhew, and Emma Amos.

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