Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Celebrating the Common Wealth

John P. Axelrod, Eminent Benefactor
Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas
Edmund Barry Gaither, director and curator, Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
Andrew Haines, associate conservator, Furniture and Frame Conservation
Michael Rosenfeld, principal, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Gwendolyn Shaw, honorary overseer; associate professor and undergraduate chair, American Art, University of Pennsylvania
Lowery Sims, William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, Museum of Art and Design

Explore important and fascinating works of art by African American artists in the collection of the MFA with presentations and a panel discussion by eminent scholars, collectors, and curators. Discuss many recent acquisitions from the John P. Axelrod Collection, including works by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Loïs Mailou Jones, Gordon Parks, Wifredo Lam, Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, and Kerry James Marshall, all featured in the new publication Common Wealth: Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. See for full schedule and panelist information.

Ticket holders will receive a 20% discount on Common Wealth at the MFA Bookstore and Shop. Offer valid on day of event only. 

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Above: Beauford Delaney, Greene Street. 2011.1824. Oil on Canvas. The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection.