Robert Colescott
Lydia (detail), 1967
Acrylic on canvas
79 1/4 x 59 x 1 1/2 inches (201.3 x 149.9 x 3.8 centimeters)
RCO 324 (courtesy of Blum & Poe)

The AUC Visual Arts Program, Department of the Arts

invites you to


We are proud to present four paintings by American modernist Robert Colescott during the two years in which he lived and worked in Cairo as a researcher, artist, and the first Visiting Professor of Art at AUC — where he was also the first African American professor who curated the first art exhibition, at the first art gallery, in the University’s history.  Please join us to celebrate a selection of Colescott’s Cairo Paintings along with compelling archival documents, images, and records surrounding his work. 

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