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McCallum Tarry, Ruby Blackburn and Four Women on Steps (after unknown photographer, Auburn Avenue Research Library Collection, 2008; Oil on canvas and toner on silk, 61 3/4 x 49 3/4 inches; Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchased with funds from members of the Board of Directors, 2019

McCallum Tarry, Ruby Blackburn and Four Women on Steps (after unknown photographer, Auburn Avenue Research Library Collection, 2008; Oil on canvas and toner on silk, 61 3/4 x 49 3/4 inches; Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchased with funds from members of the Board of Directors, 2019

What's Going On

On View Friday, August 14–Sunday, December 27, 2020

East Gallery   

The Burchfield Penney Art Center closed it's doors on March 16, 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic that has interrupted lives all around the world. On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota escalating an anti-racist Black Lives Matter movement that was already growing, and sparking protests in cities across the United States. As we prepare to open the museum again we are presenting an exhibition curated collaboratively by a team of six members of the museum's staff. Works sourced primarily from the museums collection are featured in the museum's East Gallery in What's Going On, an exhibition conceived as response to the difficult times we are living in.