The University of Texas at Austin is honored to be the home of twenty-three works by Charles White, one of the 20th century’s most accomplished and innovative draftsmen and influential art educators. This exhibition celebrates the artist’s remarkable career and legacy, made possible by the generous gift of artworks from Drs. Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon of Pomona, New York. The exhibition will include works from this gift and by other artists in White’s circle and will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue published by UT Press.
Organized by Carter E. Foster, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Blanton Museum of Art; Veronica Roberts, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art; Cherise Smith, Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Phillip Townsend, Drs. Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon Fellow in African American Art, Blanton Museum of Art.; and Eddie Chambers, Professor, Art History (African Diaspora Art), The University of Texas at Austin.
This exhibition will be on view at the Blanton Museum of Art and at the Christian-Green Gallery on campus.
Support for this exhibition is provided in part by Ellen and David Berman.
Sound of Silence II, 1978 (detail)
25 x 35 ¼ inches (63.5 x 89.5 cm)
Gift of Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon to the units of Black Studies and the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. 2014.
ⓒ The Charles White Archives