Announcing Frank Frazier Retrospective: The Visionary. The Advocate. The Artist.
April 7 – June 27, 2023
A selection of more than 30 works from the collections of Renee Brooks, Dr. Michael Butler, Dr. Damien Fisher, the Tom Joyner Foundation, The Frazier Family Collection, and other collectors from around the United States will be on view at the African American Museum of Dallas from April 7 – June 27, 2023, with an opening reception on April 12, 2023, from 6-8pm with special guests, Carlton Douglas Ridenhour “Chuck D” and author, Halima Taha. The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to explore narratives of the African Diaspora while engaging in works that connect ancestral history with our contemporary world. The works or Frazier illustrate traditions in daily life, culture, history, and the impact of one’s commitment to the arts. Frank Frazier Retrospective: The Visionary. The Advocate. The Artist. spans over five decades of creativity, activism, and Black art. An engagement of life and culture transcends through mediums, mark making, and dialogue in this retrospective. Frazier’s ability to capture Black life, struggles, joy, and connectivity enables viewers to connect in an aesthetic exploration of the power of reclamation, knowledge of one’s history perfected through the art of storytelling.
Nationally acclaimed artist and Purple Heart awarded veteran, Frank Frazier has been creating art for over 60 years. A New York native, but home to Dallas visual artist, Frazier has inspired many artists and art enthusiasts through his exhibitions across the United States. His legacy not only resides in his art, but also through his passion for assisting and guiding artists. As a supporter of museums, galleries, and organizations, Frazier continually creates bodies of work that illustrate historical moments and present Black experiences that not only educate but unite communities at large.
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF DALLAS
In 1974, the Dallas African American Museum was founded on the campus of Bishop College. The original name of the Museum was the “Southwest Research Center and Museum of African American Life and Culture.” The founding director of the Museum is Dr. Harry Robinson. In 2019 the African American Museum celebrated its 45th Anniversary. With widespread community support it has become one of the most successful museums promoting and preserving African American history and culture in the United States.
The African American Museum of Dallas is located at 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX, in Historic Fair Park that is dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation, and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that chronicle the African American experience.