Opening Reception - Horace Pippin: Racism and War
Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. on the Weiss Lawn and inside the gallery space.
Food and drinks provided.
Exhibition: Sept. 24, 2021, to Feb. 19, 2022
Horace Pippin: Racism and War centers on Pippin’s powerful painting Mr. Prejudice, which considers the divisive impact of racism on American society and efforts to win World War II (1939–45). Pippin fought in World War I (1914–18) as part of the 369th Regiment (the “Harlem Hellfighters”), and he knew firsthand the destructive effects of discrimination on the battlefield and at home. Mr. Prejudice is shown in conjunction with a series of victory-themed World War I and World War II posters, several of which highlight the role of African Americans in battle. It also features photographs by Charles “Teenie” Harris of the “Double-V Campaign” (Democracy: at Home and Abroad), which was rooted in the African American community in Pittsburgh.
This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on display through Feb. 19, 2022.