Text Box:  
- It is hard to believe it has been eleven months since the Centennial Tribute to Romare Bearden began.  Learn more about this year-long celebration of the genus of Romare Bearden at www.beardencentennial.org
- I love this time of year for all the wonderful art fairs and museum exhibits that are taking place coast-to- coast. Many of the ones listed below are closing soon. Hope you get a chance to see them. Email us upcoming events in your area.
Washington, DC - Closes September 3
	“African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond”  American Art Museum
	This show is traveling to seven museums after closing in DC - don’t miss it when it gets close!
Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (9/28/12–1/6/13)
Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, Florida (2/1/13–4/28/13)
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts (6/1/13–9/2/13)
Albuquerque Museum of Art in Albuquerque, New Mexico (9/29/13–1/19/14)
Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2/14/14–5/25/14)
Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California (6/28/14–9/21/14) 
Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York (10/18/14–1/4/15)
Memphis, TN - Closes September 2
	“The Soul of a City” - Brooks Museum of Art - 130 pieces on display including canvas, sculpture and quilts
Chicago, IL - “Buried Treasures: Art in African American Museums” - DuSable Museum Closes December 31	
Houston, TX - Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art opens September 13 at Rice University Art Gallery and continues through November 18. I got to meet Brenda Thompson at the opening reception at the Driskell Center and was so enthralled with the collection I went back to see it three times. 
Atlanta, GA
	Hammonds House - “VIVIAN SCHUYLER KEY - Artist of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond”  Closes August 26.

	High Museum - Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals from Talladega College Closes September 2.

Detroit, MI
	Opening October 12, 2012 at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Visions of Our 44th President is a sculptural tribute to our president. 44 artists started with the same blank bust of Obama and created their personal visions. Just Lookin’ is proud to represent six of the participating artists. The show closes February 28, 2013.

 Celebrate the World of Black Art - Late Summer 2012

Around the Gallery
Just Lookin’Art News
Text Box: September 13 - October 5, 2012 
James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University 
September 20 - December 14
I can’t wait for the opening of African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center 
on September 20

15th Annual
Fall For Art
September 29 - October 28
Jamaal Sheats - Perception & Prospective
Opening Reception - September 29 &30 - 1:00 to 6:00 PM

I’m happy to report that most of our renovation projects around the gallery are almost complete.
No more ladders to dodge!


v This year has flown by as we have made so many new friends. We want to thank everyone that visited and     especially the folks that traveled hours to Just Lookin’ to see (and hold!) the E.M. Bannister landscape before it found a happy new home. We also want to welcome our newest internet clients from places as far-flung as Iowa, Texas, California and Florida. Glad you found us!


v Evita Tezeno’s woodcuts are getting a warm reception. I will have them up in New Arrivals soon.

v New art by Eli Kince, Joyce Owens, Danny Broadway, Buchi Upjohn, Robin Holder and others will begin arriving in the next few weeks as we start our annual FALL FOR ART.


v Jamaal Sheats is busy working on his first public art commission - eight aluminum repoussé panels for Music City Center in Nashville. He is going to demonstrate the art of repoussé over his two day reception (see upcoming below) and a lucky attendee will win the piece. Join us and don’t forget to enter the drawing!

v Wesley Clark’s stained wood assemblage “My Big Black America” (below) created quite a stir at Hillyer Art Space recently.


v Michigan State University recently acquired two quilts “Courageous” and “The Bus Ride That Paved The Way”
(below) by
Carolyn Crump for their permanent collection. She also received first place honors (three times!) for her quilt “The Survivor” created to raise funds and awareness for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.


v Don’t miss Curtis Woody’s show “A Struggle for Dignity” at the Prince George’s African American Museum
until October 27th 2012. We have a great selection of his quilt paintings here.


v We just acquired a few more pieces for our ’Out of the Vault’ selections including the John Biggers lithograph and a wonderful sculpture by Ed Dwight shown below.