Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent and Wellesley College Friends of Art in New York invite you for an after-hours, curator-led tour of Charles White: A Retrospective.

charles-white-1Wednesday, October 24


The Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street

New York, NY


Charles White, “The Contribution of the Negro to Democracy in America,” 1943.
Image Credit: Collection of the Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA.

Join us for an after-hours tour of Charles White: A Retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), led by the exhibition's curator, Esther Adler, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints.
"At the time of his death in 1979, Charles White was the most famous black artist in the country," wrote M.H. Miller, the arts editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, in his recent review of the retrospective in The New York Times.
Over the course of his four-decade career, White created powerful images of African Americans — what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity.” Using his virtuoso skills as a draftsman, printmaker, and painter, White developed his style and approach over time to address shifting concerns and new audiences. In each of the cities in which he lived over the course of his career — Chicago, New York, and, finally, Los Angeles— White became a key figure within a vibrant community of creative artists, writers, and activists.
Charles White: A Retrospective is the first major museum survey devoted to the artist in more than 30 years. The exhibition charts White’s full career — from the 1930s through his premature death in 1979 — with over 100 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers, and archival materials.

Tickets: Click here to purchase your tickets online.
Cost: $20 for young alumnae (Wellesley Classes of 2004–18); $30 for all others.