A Black Perspective – An Art Exhibition at ACA Galleries

“You should always respect what you are and your culture because if your art is going to mean anything, that is where it comes from.”

— Romare Bearden

The Bergens, who still keep in touch, had two children at Steiner: Casey’05 and Vaughn, ‘07.  Their gallery has been devoted to American artists, and specifically to American artists of color, for many, many years.

ACA Galleries is pleased to present a group exhibition of artworks by prominent African American artists created between 1945 and 2015.  Since its inception, ACA has been committed to showing Black Art; giving Aaron Douglas, Ernie Crichlow, Barkley Hendricks and Charles White some of their first shows and later representing Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden Estate, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson and others.

Drawn from the gallery’s extensive inventory, the show includes Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Joseph Delaney, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson, and Charles White, among others. The exhibition will stay open until March 20, and then will travel to the Houston African American Museum of Art and Culture, May–August, 2021.

Established in 1932 by Herman Baron and artists Stuart Davis and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, the American Contemporary Art Gallery (ACA Gallery) has been at the vanguard of American Art for almost a century.

As one of the oldest art galleries in New York, the pioneering interest in progressive and political art was established early on in exhibitions that often introduced the work of now renowned artists including: Giorgio Cavallon, Aaron Douglas, Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Rockwell Kent, Alice Neel, Barnett Newman, Irene Rice Pereira, Faith Ringgold, David Smith, Theodoros Stamos and Charles White among many others.