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Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor


  • Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC (map)
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Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor situates Traylor as the only known artist enslaved at birth to make a significant body of drawn and painted work. His compelling imagery charts the crossroads of radically different worlds—rural and urban, black and white, old and new—and reveals how one man’s visual record of African American life gives larger meaning to the story of his nation.