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Film: “Purvis of Overtown”

Published on Sep 02, 2014 by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale NSU

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After a stint in Raiford State Prison for a breaking and entering charge, Purvis Young seemed destined to fail. Yet while in prison, Purvis taught himself to paint. He became a highly acclaimed contemporary artist, now recognized nationally as an icon of black culture and history. Purvis paints simply because that’s what he needs to do. Free with museum admission. Free for members and NSU students and faculty. Please RSVP to moareservations@moafl.org or or (954) 262-0227.

Three Showings:

  • 11:15 AM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
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