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Opening: Portals+Revelations – Richard J. Watson Beyond Realities
October 21 @ 12:00 pm
Richard J. Watson has been an artist, civil rights crusader, mentor, and The African American Museum in Philadelphia icon for nearly 40 years. A 1968 graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Watson is best known for his masterful pastoral scenes and the seminal murals located in Philadelphia’s Church of the Advocate.
Portals + Revelations explores the artist’s creative evolution during his time as AAMP’s artist-in-residence, spotlighting mixed media, abstraction, and assemblage- lesser-known but powerful aspects of his practice. The exhibition forges an ancestral link between past, present, and future while transforming the ordinary into the sublime.