Expanding Tradition:
Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection

Stella Tran
Associate editor, copy editor, and proofreader
Published by the Georgia Museum of Art, 2017
Hardcover | 168 pp. | ISBN: 978-0-915977-99-4

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art January 28 – May 7, 2017. It showcases 58 works in Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson’s collection of art by African Americans, with full page color images of each work in the exhibition. Dr. Shawnya L. Harris contributes an overview of the Thompsons’ commitment to art collecting and discusses the shifting artistic and political landscape for African American artists found in their collection. Artists featured include Amalia Amaki, Kara Walker, Benny Andrews, Elizabeth Catlett, Hale Woodruff, Charles Ethan Porter, Norman Lewis, Stefanie Jackson, Bob Blackburn, Archibald Motley, Howardena Pindell, and Mildred Thompson. The book also includes essays by David C. Driskell and Brenda Thompson, a foreword by director William U. Eiland and artists’ biographies.