This exhibition offers a cross-section of the diverse perspectives to be found in the work of contemporary African American artists. Addressing a wide array of issues in a variety of pictorial styles, these artists share a common concern for history, often tapping into our collective unconscious to powerful effect. The medium of printmaking is also a connecting thread due in great part to the efforts of master printer Robert Blackburn.
Secretary of State John Kerry presented the second U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts on January 21, 2015. Hallmark Art Collection artists Kehinde Wiley, Julie Mehretu and Sam Gilliam were among the artists honored by The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE). The seven artists will be honored for their outstanding commitment and contributions to the AIE program and international cultural exchange. Art in Embassies was