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Exhibition: From an African American Perspective

July 22, 2015 - August 14, 2015

The Reece Museum on the campus of East Tennessee State University announces a summer exhibition entitled From an African American Perspective (June 15 – August 14, 2015). The exhibition of 76 works was curated by the late Sammie L. Nicely and features works from his collection, the collection of Jan and Sylvia Peters, and the collection of Dr. Jerome W. Wright.
The Reece Museum and Nicely, agreed to curate a summer 2015 Reece Museum exhibit entitled From an African American Perspective. A softbound 32-page catalogue accompanies the exhibition. That catalogue includes an essay by Los Angeles collector, Dr. Barbara Lang, as well as essays by the three collection contributors to the exhibition: Nicely, Peters, and Wright. The exhibition draws on both African and African American works, and includes paintings, sculptures and statuary, blown and stained glass, enamels, basketry, dolls, photographs, pottery, masks, and furniture.
Quite unexpectedly Nicely became ill. After a brief stay at the Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, he passed, or using the term he preferred, “transitioned,” on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Nicely leaves behind a legacy of love for life and art.


July 22, 2015
August 14, 2015
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