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The University Museum at Texas Southern University presents African Artist Cheri Samba
Texas University museum
Houston, TX 77004
in the South wing of the Fairfield Building. www.umusetsu.org
Natasha L.Turner, Publicist 001 713-313-7120
African Artist Cheri Samba
University Museum January 28 through May 6, 2005
J'aime Cheri Samba On View at the University Museum January 28, 2005 through May 6, 2005 Houston, TX- As part of the groundbreaking exhibition African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the University Museum at Texas Southern University presents J'aime Cheri Samba, on view January 29 through May 9, 2005.
The exhibition is one of five presentations in Houston of art from the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) of Swiss collector Jean Pigozzi. J'aime Cheri Samba focuses upon the vibrant art of Congolese painter Cheri Samba whose work is well known throughout Europe and Africa but has not been exhibited widely in the United States.
Texas Southern University celebrates African art
Phaedra Friend is the senior editor and wrote this text for H Texas magazine, she writes as well for Greater Houston Home Buyer's Guide, Houston Newcomer and Hogares magazines
The University Museum at Texas Southern University celebrates
Congolese painter Cheri Samba. The first of five installations of African art
from the Contemporary African Art Collection's "African Art Now:
Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection," "J'amie Cheri
Samba" proves to be both emotionally stirring and socially conscious.
The Permanent Collection, Texas Southern University: A Cultural Legacy
World renowned artist John T. Biggers came to Texas Southern University in 1949 to establish an art department for what was then a newly established and highly anticipated institution of higher learning for African Americans. An artist and scholar of great vision, Biggers developed programs of instruction for art students that emphasized an expression of the heritage of the African Diaspora. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, and weaving were all created in a manner that emphasized individual talent while reflecting the richness of African American culture. The travels to West Africa in the 1950s of Biggers and ceramist Carroll Harris Simms imbued both professors with an enduring love and respect of African traditions that impacted their teaching. A major contribution by Dr. Biggers was the establishment of the mural program in the tradition of the great Mexican muralists that all art majors were required to complete. The terra cotta shrine figures that were created under the instruction of Professor Simms represents a body of work that is unique in the world. Each year, at the completion of an art major's senior exhibition, works were selected by the faculty to be included in the department's permanent collection. This tradition continues in the twenty-first century as students explore new media and methods of creating art. To date there are over 1400 works in various media included in the permanent collection, and there are 200 murals created by art majors that are on view to the public in Hannah Hall and throughout the university campus.
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