For Immediate Release:|
Read-Aloud Family Workshop, Author Lecture
& Book Signing
Sunday, February 24
Free admission 9:30 a.m. until Noon
The day's activities include:
11 a.m. Book reading, A Splash of Red
1 p.m. Presentation by Jen Bryant about researching and writing her book
Horace Pippin is regarded as one of the most important black artists of the 20th century. He was a self-taught artist who made art as a form of therapy for injuries sustained during World War I. Pippin's subjects include war and biblical subjects as well as familiar scenes in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Works by Pippin in the museum's collection include Birmingham Meeting House III (1941), Saying Prayers (1943), Potted Plant in Window (1943), and Floral Still Life (not dated).
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin ($17.99) is available for purchase in the museum shop and online.