The Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African-American Art at the Hudson River Museum

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YONKERS, NY.- The Chemistry of Color titles a bold and vibrant collection of paintings from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), which opens at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, on February 5.Works by African – American artists from a key period in American art — the 1970s through the 90s― show artists in the forefront of changes that began a decade before with the Civil Rights Movement. The Hudson River Museum is the only venue for this exhibition in the tristate region. Among the 41 artists in The Chemistry of Color who found inspiration in a poem, a photograph, texture, a pattern, or an object are Benny Andrews, Sam Gilliam, Edward Hughes, Alvin Loving, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, and Raymond Saunders. Their works show their experimentation with color, narrative, and materials, and traced their expression of new American ideals forged in the last few decades of the 20th century. In t