Art and Race Matters
The Career of Robert Colescott
Feb 15, 2020 – May 17, 2020
The first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Art and Race Matters traces the work of Robert Colescott (1925-2009), who established his career in Portland with the support of gallery owner and philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer, then made his mark in the 1970s with a series of deconstructed art-historical masterpieces that challenged taboos around racial stereotyping.
Organized by Lowery Stokes Sims, a longtime Colescott scholar, and Raphaela Platow, Director and Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, with assistance from Matthew Weseley.