OHIO DIASPORA: ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER AND OHIO ARTISTS

Jan. 30 - July 12, 2020


Image credit: Bing Davis, Ancestral Spirit Dance #415

The Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery presents Ohio DiasporaArt from the Collection of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists. The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center educates the public about African American history and culture, from African origins to the present by collecting, preserving, and interpreting material evidence of the Black experience. The exhibition was curated by Rosa Rojas. 

Featured artists include Tracy Ameen (Chagrin Falls), Ron Anderson (Columbus), Talle Bamazi (Columbus), Queen Brooks (Columbus), Johnny Coleman (Oberlin), Bing Davis (Dayton), Joe F. Howard (Columbus), Morris T. Howard (Dayton), Jimi Jones (Cincinnati), Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi (West Chester), Lisa McLymont (Columbus), Faith Moore (Columbus), James A. Padgett (Wilberforce), Bruce Robinson (Columbus), April Sunami (Columbus), Tariq Tarey (New Albany), and Shirley Tucker (Dayton).

 

This brief video gives viewers a taste of some of the artwork and stories shared in Ohio Diaspora: Art from the Collection of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Ohio Artists at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. To see all the work in the show and to digitally explore the exhibition in full, visit our virtual gallery below.

 

 

Tracy Ameen, "Obama's Victory," 2008

 Ron Anderson "Culture Factory," 2018

Talle Bamazi, "My Very Light," 2019

Queen Brooks, "Abidjan Memories," 2006

Johnny Coleman, "Lifted (For Shoulders)," 2009

Bing Davis, "Ancestral Spirit Dance #415," 2018

Joe F. Howard, "A New Direction," 2008

Morris T. Howard "Charmayne," 2009

Jimi Jones, "Fredrick Douglass," 2012

Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi "I Am My Brother’s Keeper," 2016

Lisa McLymont, "Universe, Speak Unity," 2018

Faith Moore "I Am Not American. America Has Shown Me That," 2017

James A. Padgett "Homage to King Tut," 1980

Bruce Robinson "Duet," 2014

April Sunami "Contemplating Purpose," 2017

Tariq Tarey "Eva," 2019

Shirley Tucker "Identity," 2018