George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum presents Art Past & Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective

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Benjamin Vega
Benjamin Vega Photo courtesy of Benjamin Vega

To recognize the outstanding contributions to our community by local African American artists, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, KXAS-TV NBC 5, and the Multicultural Arts Alliance present the 3rd Annual Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective, a special art exhibit.

The 3rd Annual Art Past & Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective features the works of several acclaimed local artists including Evita Tezeno, Dr. Giraud Polite, Carl N. Silde, and the late William Tolliver. In addition, three exceptional art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Tristin Manus, Daniela Segovia, and Benjamin Vega, will have pieces on display.

The art included in this exhibit employs a range of media and addresses a variety of different subjects, perspectives, and concepts as related to the artists' personal narratives and experiences. Drawing upon themes from nature, history, the environment, and personal reflections, the works demonstrate how artists from different generations and worldviews express themselves through their art.

Event Details


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George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205


Ticket Info

$10-$16; Free for SMU Students, Faculty & Staff, active Military and children 4 and under.