The Patterson Branch Library is bringing an incredible traveling display to Lubbock starting this week.

Black Art—Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art, is being brought to Lubbock by Humanities Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art.

“Black Art—Ancestral Legacy” is a photographic exhibition that addresses the question posed by African American poet Countee Cullen in 1926: “What is Africa to me?”  This exhibition provides a number of examples from twentieth-century African American artists—both trained and untrained—that visually respond to this question. These modern artists draw heavily on African influence, while simultaneously reinterpreting it for a different time and place. The exhibition surveys the work of forty-five artists, including unknown Africans and Haitians, through photographs, posters, and concise texts. The result is a lively and vibrant mix of artworks.

The exhibition will run from February 12 until March 12. The Patterson Branch Library is open Monday - Tuesday: 10 AM - 7 PM, Wednesday - Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM, Sunday: Closed

For more information call 806-767-3300.