Visual Arts

VISUAL ARTS TRAVEL EXCURSION

  Radcliffe Bailey, "On Your Way Up," mixed media, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Radcliffe Bailey, "On Your Way Up," mixed media, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Radcliffe Bailey: Pensive Exhibition and the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA                     

Grab some friends and join Beatrix Moss as we travel to Savannah, GA to view Radcliffe Bailey's exhibition, Pensive, and the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at the SCAD Museum of Art on Saturday, February 4, 2017.  We will spend the day viewing amazing contemporary and traditional African American art, enjoying a leisurely lunch on Savannah's Riverfront and taking some time to explore the district on your own. 

Trip cost is $120.00 per person. Seating is limited to 25.  The cost includes round trip transportation from Atlanta to Savannah, SCAD Museum of Art admission, transfer from the museum to the riverfront and a pre-trip artist talk with Radcliffe Bailey. Lunch is not included. Don't wait! Book by the January 29 deadline! Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. 

About Radcliffe Bailey & the Exhibition

 Radcliffe Bailey

Radcliffe Bailey

Radcliffe Bailey is a painter, sculptor and mixed media artist. He layers imagery, culturally resonant materials and text to explore the themes of ancestry, race and memory. By translating his personal experiences into art, Bailey believes he can achieve an understanding of, and a healing from, universal history.  

Central to the exhibition is a site-specific installation titled "Storm at Sea" in which he utilizes piano keys, an African sculpture and a glitter-covered ship to suggest motifs associated with the African American experience of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


  Aaron Douglas,   The Judgment Day  , 1927, gouache on paper. Walter O. Evans Collection.

Aaron Douglas, The Judgment Day, 1927, gouache on paper. Walter O. Evans Collection.

The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at SCAD Museum of Art

The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at SCAD Museum of Art spans more than 150 years of African American art.

Throughout his life, Dr. Walter. O. Evans invested in his culture and in humanity. In 1978 he began collecting art with the acquisition of Jacob Lawrence’s portfolio, The Legend of John Brown series, which had been commissioned by the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Dr. Evans then added pieces by Romare Bearden and Elizabeth Catlett, but he consciously began building a collection in 1981.  At that time he went to Seattle to meet Jacob Lawrence. In this first stage of collecting, he only sought works by African Americans that contained African American subjects. Over time, the range became more diverse, reflecting Dr. Evans’ growth as a collector.