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Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary

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Charles White Art Muse Los Angeles

Draftsman, painter, printmaker, and photographer, Charles White remains one of America's most influential artists. His stylized portraits of black life both past and present are singular, but their impact is far-reaching. Plumb-Line: Charles White and the Contemporary honors White's half-century career and explores those artists who find inspiration in White's work, including Sadie Barnette, Diedrick Brackens, Greg Breda, Toyin Ojih Odutol, and more. Jennifer Li, art muse and contemporary art writer, guides a private viewing of Plumb-Line. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the continuing impact of White's portrayals of black subjects and history on artists' work today.

Image: Charles White, Sound of Silence, 1978. © 1953 The Charles White Archives. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.

Earlier Event: February 23
Outliers and American Vanguard Art
Later Event: April 6
Gallery Hop: Arts District