Art Past and Present


February 9, 2017 - February 24, 2017

To recognize the outstanding contributions to our community made by local African American artists, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, NBC 5, and the Multicultural Arts Alliance present Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective, a special art exhibit.

Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective features the works of acclaimed local artists, including Nathan Jones, James Kemp, and four art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: Taylor Marsh, Andrew Perez, Julie Torres, and Aleah Washington. The pieces included in this exhibit employ a range of media and address a variety of different subjects, perspectives, and concepts as they relate to the artists’ personal narratives and experiences. Drawing upon themes from nature, history, the environment, and personal reflections, the works demonstrate how artists from different generations and worldviews express themselves through their art. 

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

Gallery Talks

Gallery Talk with Artist James Kemp
February 12
12:30-1:00 p.m.
Free Admission

Join us for a conversation with artist James Kemp, whose pieces are among those included in Art Past and Present.