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New Exhibit: Elijah Pierce

Sunday, January 28 - 1:00 PM


"Elijah Pierce: An American Journey" - on view November 24, 2017 -
March 3, 2018 -explores the work of self-taught, American folk artist of the 20th century, Elijah Pierce (1892 – 1984). Pierce was a prolific African American wood carver known for his brightly painted sculptural panels illustrating biblical stories, moral lessons, historical events, and images from popular culture – a landscape of wood-carved art that is unlike any in America. The exhibit will focus on 40 major works. Featured will be Pierce’s most ambitious carving, “Book of Wood” (1932), consisting of seven panels with 33 scenes illustrating the years Christ lived on the earth, as well as works depicting segregation, the Vietnam War, Watergate, and Civil Rights, among others.
Admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors, Students and Military Veterans; Children 12 and under are free

Location

1001 Market Avenue N
Canton, OH 44702
Event Type
Other
Art

Organization

Canton Museum of Art

Date / Time

Sunday, January 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact

Phone:
330 453 7666
Email:
info@cantonart.org
More Info:
http://www.cantonart.org