Celebrate The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the Florida Coast, which explores the complexities and perseverance of the Highwaymen, a group of 26 Black artists who established a regional style of landscape paintings in the shadow of Segregation-Era Florida—and their journey of economic independence in the face of systemic racism. This newest exhibition will feature 21 paintings by the Highwaymen and their children, the first exhibition to feature this work in Western New York.
Light refreshments will be served.
CAM Members and Niagara University Reception:
4:30 | Doors Open
5:00 p.m. | Remarks and Meet & Greet with Second-Generation Highwayman, Ray McLendon
CAM Members and Niagara University Reception Registration
5:30 | Doors Open
6:00 p.m. | Opening Remarks
6:15 p.m. | The Highwaymen Tour with Second-Generation Highwayman, Ray McLendon
7:30 p.m. | Reception Concludes
Public Reception Registration
Read more about The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the Florida Coast
This exhibition is made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Image Credit: Al “Blood” Black (b. 1947) Untitled (Orange Sunset), n.d. Oil on Upson board with artist made frame, 24 x 35-1/2 in. Collection of Ray and Selina McLendon.