This exhibit is a collaborative exhibition between the Haan Mansion Museum and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette with exhibits at both venues.
The Bing Davis exhibit at the Haan Mansion Museum runs through March 19, and through Feb 26 at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.
The Haans discovered Bing Davis through an e-bay purchase, which led them to visit Bing several times in Dayton, Ohio. On each visit, the Haans became more excited about his work and acquired pieces that demonstrated the versatility of this artist. The collection now includes 30 pieces and most will be shown at the Haan Museum with a few pieces loaned to the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette to supplement the works the artist is loaning.
Both museums are holding this exhibition in celebration of Black History Month. Bing Davis is a wonderful choice. He played basketball and ran track at DePauw before teaching there. His work is Afro-centric as he makes Ancestral Spirit Vases, other ceramic pieces, masks, and paintings. He uses found objects and incorporates patterns from native fabrics. His studio is in the inner city of Dayton where he teaches art and living skills to young residents of the neighborhood.
Admission to the exhibit is free with regular admission to the Haan Museum, and tickets for the reception on Feb.3 are available at the door or on line at Special Events.