Have you heard the good news? Church bulletins will serve as a free pass for you and your family during the run of Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery! Yes, that’s right – just one church bulletin will admit you and your WHOLE FAMILY to Ashe to Amen for free.
The remarkable wealth and breadth of African American artists’ interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions in historic and contemporary is on view at the Dixon now through January 5, 2014. Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery is organized by the Museum of Biblical Art in New York and investigates the ever shifting intersections of aesthetics and belief. Themes that recur throughout Ashe to Amen include creation, revelation, faith, liberation, and identity.
The exhibition includes 59 works of art and design that date from the late 19th century to 2012 by nearly 50 artists, 24 whom are still active today.Artists represented in the exhibition include the well-known Romare Bearden, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and Henry Ossawa Tanner as well as those who have become established during the past decades, including Xenobia Bailey, Willie Birch, and Joyce J. Scott.
Not only will your church bulletins serve as free admission to the exhibition, but it will also act as a pass to any of the following Ashe to Amen related events:
Munch and Learn: Can I have a Hallelujah? With local artist, Robin Salant.
Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 pm
FREE Dixon Family Day
Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Munch and Learn: Depicting Religion-Spirituality in the Work of African American Artists with Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, Art History Associate Professor, University of Memphis.
Wednesday, December 18, 12:00 pm
Art after Dark: Ashe to Amen
Musical performance by Hattiloo Theatre members and 7:00 pm tour by Dr. Earnestine Jenkins.
Thursday, December 19, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Mighty Kings of Harmony Concert
The Mighty Kings of Harmony have been singing almost fifty-four years. The gospel group was started in 1955 by the late Van Rhodes. This quartet-style based group brings originality as well as the traditional feel of gospel music. The Mighty Kings of Harmony have several recordings and have played many gospels concerts around the Unites States.
Saturday, January 4, 6:00 pm