EXHIBITIONS CURATED BY KEITH MORRISON
Magical Visions – 2012
An exhibition Keith Morrison curated at the University of Delaware Museums. The exhibition included the work of ten internationally known contemporary artists of African and African-American descent: Terry Adkins, Melvin Edwards, Sam Gilliam, Barkley L. Hendricks, Kalup Linzy, Odili Odita, Karyn Olivier, Faith Ringgold and William T. Williams. The exhibition included paintings, sculptures, photographs, video and animation. The catalogue essay for the exhibition was also written by Keith Morrison.
The Curator’s Eye III – 2008
An exhibition Keith Morrison curated at the National Gallery of Art, Kingston, Jamaica, 2008
Exhibition including film, video, performance, multimedia, painting, sculpture, prints.
Wrote catalogue essay.
Guest curator for the exhibition of international artists from the US, Denmark, Britain, Jamaica.
Artists include: Michelle Eistrup, Cleve Bowen, Carol Campbell, Carol Creigton, Paula Daly, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Albert Chong, Khepera Hatsheptwa, Andy Jefferson, O’Neil Lawrence, Tal Rickards, Ebony Patterson
Metaphor/Commentaries: Artists From Cuba – 1999
An exhibition jointly curated with Helmo Hernandez, Director of the Ludwig Foundation in Havana. The exhibition of photographs, prints, installations and videos included work of the following artists, all of whom lived in Cuba at the time: Juan Carlos Alon, Cirenaica Moreira, Marlon Castellanos, José Manuel Fors, Abigail González, Antonio Nüñez, Ramón Pacheco, René Peña, Manuel Piña, Sandra Ramos, Enrique Alvarez, Tania Bruguera, Pavel Giroud, and Luisa Marisy. The catalogue essay, “Contemporary Artists for Cuba,” was written by Keith Morrison. The exhibition was selected in Cuba and shown at the Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, Feb. 21 – March 24, 1999
American Prints at the Brandywine Workshop – 1987
A United States Information Agency exhibition traveling throughout Africa (1987-89). Including 50 offset lithographs, serigraphs and etchings of 35 artists. Some of the artists: Jules Olitski, John Dowell, Richard Hunt, Sam Gilliam, James DuPree, Hitoshi Nagazato. The show is accompanied by a color catalogue whose main essay is written by Keith Morrison (see “Catalogues”).The exhibition traveled to: the National Museum, Bamako, Mali; the American Cultural center, Niamey, Niger; the School of Fine Arts Gallery, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; Municipal Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Contemporary Print Images – 1986
An exhibition of prints from the Brandywine Workshop prepared and traveled to museums throughout the U.S. (1986-88) by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition included work by 19 artists, including Frank Smith, Elizabeth Catlett-Mora, Benny Andrews, Selma Burke, John Wade and James Wells. A catalogue with photographs and an essay written by Keith Morrison accompanied the exhibition.
Myth and Ritual – 1986
An exhibition of nine artists from Washington, D.C., at Touchstone Gallery (a co-op. gallery), Washington, D.C., February, 1986. The artists: Sam Gilliam, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Yvonne Carter, Sylvia Snowden, Frank Smith, Denise Ward-Brown, Michael Platt, Jerome Meadows and Percy Martin. The exhibition included a catalogue essay written by Keith Morrison (see “Catalogues”).
Evocative Abstraction – 1986
An exhibition of abstract art from Washington, D.C., at Nexus Gallery (Suzanne Horowitz, director) Philadelphia, PA., January, 1986. The artists: William Willis, W.C. Richardson, Walter Kravitz, Chris Gardener, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Patrice Kehoe, Steven Cushner and Keith Morrison. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue with photographs and essay written by Keith Morrison (see “Catalogues”).
Art in Washington and its Afro-American Presence: 1940-1970 – 1985
An exhibition of 140 historical works, including paintings, sculptures, prints, crafts from the U.S., Central and South America, and Ancient African art. Accompanied by a catalogue/book, with black and white and color reproductions, written by Keith Morrison (see “Catalogue/Book).
Exhibition held at Washington Project for the Arts (Jock Reynolds, director) April, 1985.
Alternatives by Blacks – 1981
An exhibition of painting, sculptures and environmental installations of eight artists including: Terry Adkins (Virginia), Yvonne Carter (Washington), David C. Driskell (Maryland), Sherman Fleming (Washington), Sam Gilliam (Washington), Lois Mailou Jones (Washington), Jerome Meadows (Maryland), Martha Jackson-Jarvis (Washington), Robert Owings (Baltimore), Lorenzo Pace (Chicago), Gregg Pitts (Los Angeles), Joyce Scott (Baltimore). A catalogue accompanied the exhibition.
Held at Washington Project for the Arts (Al Nodal, director) Washington, D.C.
Black Experience in Art – 1971
An exhibition of ten Mid-Western artists including Geraldine McCullough, Ralph Arnold, Bertram Phillips, Nelson Stevens, Sherman Beck.
Exhibition held at Bergman Gallery (Virgil Bernett, director), University of Chicago, 1971.
Jacob Lawrence’s Toussaint L’Ouverture Series – 1969
An exhibition of the 39 works of the series of paintings, borrowed from Fisk University. Held at DePaul University Gallery (Keith Morrison, director), Chicago, IL., May, 1969.