Charles White: A Little Higher

etching of small black child seated on a floor with legs extended in front of him and back against the wall. The child is playing cats cradle with string that is wrapped around his hands and feet etching of small black child seated on a floor with legs extended in front of him and back against the wall. The child is playing cats cradle with string that is wrapped around his hands and feet
November 10, 2022 – February 26, 2023

This solo presentation features nearly fifty works by Chicago-born artist Charles White (1918–79), all drawn from the Primas Family Collection. Best remembered for meticulously rendered drawings and paintings of his fellow African Americans, White's “images of dignity” invite us to contemplate his subjects' humanity, self-worth, and agency while also acknowledging the nefarious effects of systemic racism. 


Sponsors:

Charles White: A Little Higher was made possible by the Primas Family. Additional support was provided by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Coral Gables; the Funding Arts Network; Beaux Arts Miami; and Lowe members. Community partners include the University of Miami's Center for Global Black Studies; Miami MoCAAD; Hampton Art Lovers at Historic Ward Rooming House; and Red Rooster Overtown.

Image:

Charles White (1918-79), Cat’s Cradle, 1972. Etching, 23 ¾ x 26 in. Primas Family Collection. © The Charles White Archives. © Photo: Chad Redmon