Willie Cole and Hank Willis Thomas Explore Amistad Center’s Extensive Collection of Art

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Willis Thomas' works often comment on branding and the commoditization of African American culture - Object # 3

HARTFORD, CT.- A new collaborative exhibition
featuring the works of Willie Cole and Hank Willis Thomas, entitled Digging
Deeper, will open this fall at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art .
Both Cole and Thomas were invited to
explore The Amistad Center’s extensive collection of art, artifacts, and
archives which document the African American experience and respond with new
works inspired by this rich source material. The show will also include
additional objects from The Amistad Center’s collection to highlight the common
threads between historical characterizations of race and present-day conceptions
of African American culture. Digging Deeper is on view from September
19, 2009 through April 4, 2010.