Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective


February 13, 2020 - February 27, 2020

To recognize the outstanding contributions to our community made by local African American artists, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Multicultural Arts Alliance present Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective, a special art exhibit, open February 13 – February 27, 2020.

Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective features the works of eight acclaimed local artists – Yolanda Burton, Joseph Collins, Valerie Gillispe, Sandra Scott-Revelle; three exceptional art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: Mikayla Forge, Dajia Y. Dominguez, and Carrington Turner; and Cornelius Brackens, Jr., part of The Stewpot Art Program.  

Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective was conceptualized by Norman B. Lyons who was Vice President of Community Development for the Texas Rangers for many years. Passionate about art, he started the exhibit as a way to honor and recognize notable and student African American artists from the Dallas Fort Worth area during Black History month.  

Admission to the exhibit is free and does not require a ticket to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum.