In celebration of Black History Month, the Northern California Columbia Alumni club will be participating in a docent led tour of the Revelations Revelations: Art from the African American South exhibit.
Revelations: Art from the African American South celebrates the debut of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco major acquisition from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta of 62 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States.
The cultural origins of these artworks can be traced back to the African Diaspora, slavery, and the Jim Crow era of institutionalized racism, which restricted both physical freedom and freedom of expression for African Americans. Despite these barriers, in the segregated and comparatively safe spaces of churches and cemeteries, as well as in the fields and forests, African Americans created a cultural language that led to the evolution of distinctly African American musical forms such as gospel, blues, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll.
Members of the deYoung museum can join the tour for free. Please enter in your member ID if you would like to get a free ticket. Meetup details will be shared right before the event.