Gibbes Museum exhibitions: Vibrant Vision and Witness to History

Vibrant Vision: The Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman is on view in the Main Gallery through April 21, 2013.  Over the past 35 years, acclaimed artist Jonathan Green and his partner and studio director, Richard Weedman, have amassed an astonishing collection of paintings, sculpture and works on paper. Selected from their collection, this exhibition features work by African American, Caribbean, Latin American and American artists that reflect the diverse cultural influences that have shaped American art since the 20th century. Pictured: Growth–A Life Symbol, 1974, by Ralph Arnold (American, 1929–2006), acrylic on canvas, 56 x 56 inches, courtesy of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman.

Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales is on view through May 12, 2013 in the Rotunda Galleries. Engaged as a photo-journalist for Look magazine, acclaimed photographer James Karales witnessed and documented many historic events during the Civil Rights movement and created some of the era’s most iconic images. Pictured: Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965, 1965, by James Karales (American, 1930-2002), vintage gelatin silver print. ©Image courtesy of the Estate of James Karales.

Pictured in header: Fishing Spot, 2011, by Jonathan Green (American, b. 1955), oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches. Courtesy of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman.
Pictured in search results: Southern Family Series, 1943, by William H. Johnson (American, 1901–1970), serigraph on paper, 17 x 13 ½ inches, courtesy of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman.