Hales is pleased to announce the inclusion of Kay WalkingStick in the exhibition For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Featured artworks span over 200 years of American history, visitors can witness an evolving United States of America within the included artists and subject matter. However, like the rest of America’s history, it is not always a story of inclusion or diversity. Until 1869, membership for the Academy was drawn exclusively from the New York City area, significantly limiting the scope of artistic representation in the collection for this time. And, it was not until 1927 that Henry Ossawa Tanner became the first African-American National Academician, and it took 40 more years until Hughie Lee Smith became the second. Rather than glossing over them, these realities are an integral part of the exhibition’s narrative
For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
7 November 2021 – 30 January 2022
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