Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Dallas: “Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective”

February 9, 2017 (All day) to February 23, 2017 (All day)
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective features the works of acclaimed local artists, including Nathan Jones, James Kemp, and four exceptional art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: Taylor Marsh, Andrew Perez, Julie Torres, and Aleah Washington. The pieces included in this exhibit employ a range of media and address a variety of different subjects, perspectives, and concepts as they relate 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. 

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements made by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. Every American president since President Gerald Ford in 1976, has issued an annual proclamation to celebrate February as Black History Month.


  • George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum Classroom
  • 2943 SMU Blvd.
  • Dallas, Texas
  • 75205



  • Free