McDonough Museum of Art 'In Memoriam - Al Bright'

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The McDonough Museum of Art presents the exhibition 'In Memoriam - Al Bright', featuring rarely seen works from private collections, opening on June 11 at 6 PM, and running through July 24. Information at 'YSU dot edu slash McDonough dash museum'.


The McDonough is excited to have this opportunity thanks to generous local lenders and the Butler Institute of American Art to exhibit rarely seen works by Al Bright. Bright was known for his painting performances where he created abstract images to live jazz music. The show includes a work that was created in one of his most noteworthy painting performances with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers with 19-year-old Wynton Marsalis on trumpet. Renowned and active as a painter throughout his life, Bright also spent 40 years sharing his talent through teaching at Youngstown State University and inspired a new generation of artists. He became the first African-American full-service faculty member at YSU and was the founding director of the Black Studies/Africana Studies program. Bright had numerous solo exhibitions and his work is in public and private collections around the world.

Submitter Organization: 
McDonough Museum of Art
Event Date(s): 
June 11, 2021 (All day) to July 24, 2021 (All day)
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Event Contact Phone Number: 
(330) 941-1400