UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS 2010
November 5 - December 12, 2010
African American Abstract Masters
OPALKA GALLERY.
The Sage Colleges
140 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

The N'Namdi Collection: Inaugural Exhibition
Opening October 9, 2010
N'NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
52 E. Forest Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
located in the Sugar Hill Art District

Home to the N'Namdi Collection, one of the finest collecitons of African American art in the world. Art currently on view includes several paintings by Herb Gentry.

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PAST EXHIBITIONS 2010 African American Abstract Masters
African American Abstract Masters at Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC featured artists Betty Blayton, Frank Bowling, Ed Clark, Herbert Gentry, Bill Hutson, Sam Middleton, Joe Overstreet, Thomas Sills, Merton Simpson, and Frank Wimberley. The exhibition presented dynamic abstract paintings by ten master artists represented by early and later work. See the exhibition on line at Anita Shapolsky Gallery.

Running concurrently, Abstraction Plus Abstraction at Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, NYC exhibited seven decades of African American abstraction. Exploring issues of generational development and exchange in African American abstraction, work by Blayton, Bowling, Clark, Gentry, Hutson, Middleton, Overstreet, Sills, Simpson, and Wimberley was set among work by an additional 19 artists: Charles Alston, Robert Blackburn, Vivian E. Browne, Richard Dempsey, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Clifford Jackson, Harlan Jackson, Larry Compton Kolawole, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, William Majors, Earl B. Miller, Larry Potter, Haywood Bill Rivers, Thelmsa Johnson Streat, Alma Thomas, Mildred Thompson, Hale Woodruff. The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation hosted the exhibition August 28 - October 17, 2010 in Jim Thorpe, PA
The exhibitions were curated by Mary Anne Rose.

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PAST EXHIBITION 2009 Masters for the First Family
Spring 2009: The exhibition "Masters for the First Family," at Parish Gallery in Georgetown, DC, highlighted the cultural contribution made by artists of the African Diaspora. Gallery owner Norman Parish holds to the credo that “a country is not distinguished by the wars it wins or the way it cares for its poor, but by the art that it produces." Included were important works by Master African-American artists Herbert Gentry, Benny Andrews, Edward Bannister, Camille Billops, Elizabeth Catlett, Edward Clark,, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Lois Mailou Jones, Norman Lewis, Richard Mayhew, Evangeline J. Montgomery, Joe Overstreet, Howardena Pindell, James Porter, and William T. Williams.
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PAST EXHIBITION 2008 In Search of Missing Masters
IN SEARCH OF MISSING MASTERS:
THE LEWIS TANNER MOORE COLLECTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
September 2008 – February 2009

Woodmere Art Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Herbert Gentry's 1993 painting "The Three (Talks, Profiles, Meetings and Conversations) was one of the artworks featured in Lewis Tanner Moore Collection of African American Art.

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PAST EXHIBITION 2008 Herbert Gentry and Friends
Parish Gallery - Georgetown, 1054 31st Street NW, Washington, DC. Tel. 202-944-2310

July 18 - Sept. 14, 2008
Gentry and his Friends included work by artists Hamed Abdalla, Skunder Boghossian, Romare Bearden, Nanette Carter, Ed Clark, Beauford Delaney, Herbert Gentry, Robin Holder, Bill Hutson, Lois Maillou Jones, Wifredo Lam, Richard Mayhew, Sam Middleton, Toni Parks, Vicente Pimentel, Larry Potter, Rachelle Puryear, Mary Anne Rose, Vincent D. Smith and Walter Williams.

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PAST EVENTS
MILLENIUM ARTS SALON IN Washington, DC kicked off its 2008-2009 season on September 13 with A Conversation with Mary Anne Rose, moderated by Dr. Brenda K. Delany, at 1213 Girard Street, NW. Dr. Rose’s salon included a historical overview of Gentry's artistic associations, illustrated by slides of works by Gentry's friends and mentors in Paris, Scandinavia and New York. The presentation was followed by a preview book signing of Herbert Gentry: the Man, the Master, the Magic (2008), published by G. R. N’Namdi Gallery.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - A special event fusing jazz, choreography and spoken word honoring the legacy of well-known artist, Herbert Gentry took place October 17, 2008 at Winston-Salem State University’s Diggs Gallery. Cyrus Art Productions, led by Duane Cyrus, professor of dance at UNCG, created a repertoire inspired by the work and words of the artist to capture and pay homage to Gentry's creative energy. The one-hour program included "Les Deux," created and danced by Duane Cyrus to the music of jazz bassist Tyrone Brown; "The influence of Jazz and Dance in the works of Herbert Gentry," a presentation by Mary Anne Rose; "Memory," performed by L. Celeste, singer/actress, and Ronnal Ford, musician; and "Improv for Mr. Gentry," performed by L. Celeste. Dance & Jazz Tributes were developed in conjunction with the exhibition “Herbert Gentry: The Man, The Magic, The Master."

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PAST EXHIBITION - DIGGS GALLERY GENTRY RETROSPECTIVE
JUNE 13- Dec. 6, 2008
June 13 - December 6, 2008

DIGGS GALLERY
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC

This exhibition presented more than 50 of Gentry's expressive and improvisational figurative abstractions, documenting over 40 years of the artist's career in Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Malmo and New York City. It featured generous loans from the estate of Herbert Gentry, the personal collections of Gentry's widow Mary Anne Rose and George N'Namdi, and three works from the George and Carmen N'Namdi Collection at Winston-Salem State University's Diggs Gallery.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION
IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE
September 2010 through June 2011
AUGUST WILSON CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Tel. (412) 258-2700

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and major holidays.

The first exhibit commissioned by the newly August Wilson Center is In My Father's House, a mixed-media exhibition designed as five rooms in a house. The "Dining Room," organized by Smithsonian curator Tuliza Fleming, features Pittsburg native Herbert Gentry's 1958 painting "The Claw."

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