Represent: 200 Years of African American Art


From compelling stories to innovative methods and across a broad range of subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art explores the evolving ways in which African American artists have expressed personal, political, and racial identity.


Represent highlights the PMA's exceptional holdings of African American art, with works in a variety of media by Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Martin Puryear, Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.


The exhibition is accompanied by a major catalogue edited by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of American Art at the University of Pennsylvania.