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Exhibit Features Historic African Art

Exhibit Features Historic African Art

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 02/08/2007- Among the campus events planned to coincide with Black History Month, the UCM Art Center Gallery will host two key exhibits of art during the month of February.

One Man Show by African-American Artist Robert Colescott

A one-man show of drawings by African-American artist Robert Colescott, a major figure in American art, will be featured in the Outer Gallery.

Now retired from the University of Arizona, he is best known for his allegorical paintings that often use ironic humor to draw the viewer into a serious examination of social issues, especially sexual and racial stereotypes.

Colescott and his partner, Jandava Cattron, will be visiting artists Feb. 27-March 3.  Colescott will give a public lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Elliott Union 238. 

A. Patrick Irue Collection of Historic African Art

In the Main Gallery will be the A. Patrick Irue Collection of Historic African Art, featuring authentic works from Nigeria, representing periods from 500 BCE through the 20th century.  Irue is from Fugar, Edo state and his collection numbers around a thousand pieces, of which we will show 80 items.  He is a protege of the late Dr. Roy Sieber, respected African Art scholar, author and educator.

Educational Tours Featured 

Education programs organized by Delia Gillis, coordinator of the UCM Africana Studies, will include tours for area middle and high school students and a lecture by Maude Wahlman, professor of art history from UMKC.

For More Information

The galleries, located at 217 E. Clark, are free and open to the public.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Michael Crane, gallery director, at 660-543-4498.