Curtis Barnes, Sr.: Love & Peace
April 30–July 17, 2021
The Dr. Robert L. Brandt Jr., Family Gallery and the T. Chase Hale and Jon A. Hale Gallery
Consisting largely of portraits by the late, great educator, mentor, and Dayton legend, Curtis Barnes, Sr., an underappreciated and prolific artist who exemplified a generation of black painters who came of age in the 1960s through the 1990s, and whose contributions are still deeply felt today. The exhibition is curated by Michael Goodson and Zachary Armstrong who worked closely with Barnes’ family to restore and present this never-before-exhibited installation of the faces that moved and motivated this great artist: the Westwood Community portraits, portraits of his immediate family, and, importantly, stolid yet moving images of his own visage which collectively act as a portrait of time and a life dedicated to painting.
Additional Programs & Initiatives
All public programs free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. In-person event capacity determined by current COVID restriction protocol.
Second Saturdays at 2 pm: May 8, June 12, July 10
In Studio: Curtis Barnes, Sr.
The premiere of The Co’s short film series includes an in-depth look at the artist through the eyes of Dayton-area friends. Register at thecontemporarydayton.org
The Fund for Social Justice Through Art
Presented by PNC Bank
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Dayton
Curtis Barnes, Jr. and Family
EDUCATION & PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr.