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Art Gallery, Rice University

Houston, Texas, United States of America

At the time in which Dominique de Ménil was its director (1971), Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, Texas hosted Some American History, an important exhibition of work by Larry Rivers, supplemented with contributions by Ellsworth Ausby, Peter Bradley, Frank Bowling, Daniel LaRue Johnson, Joe Overstreet, and William T. Williams.  The exhibition, held at the Institute for the Arts in February 1971, was commissioned by the Menil Foundation.

Some American History represented a bold attempt to explore and discuss some of the racial aspects of American History, through the provocative work of Larry Rivers, plus supporting contributions.

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Announcement relating to an exhibition, 1971

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1971

Exhibitions at this venue

People who have appeared at this venue + view all 7

»  (Sir) Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  Peter Bradley

Born, 1940 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA

»  Daniel Johnson/LaRue Johnson

Born, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

»  Joe Overstreet

Born, 1934 in Conehatta, MS, USA

»  Larry Rivers

Born, 1923