Noted Boston artist Allan Rohan Crite passed away in September at the age of 97. Crite, whose work focused primarily on the African-American experience in Boston over several decades, will be honored on Saturday, November 17 with joint memorial exhibitions and installations celebrating his life and art from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
the Boston Athenæum at 10 1/2 Beacon Street in Boston,
the Boston Public Library Copley Branch Wiggin Gallery (McKim Building,
third floor), and the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American
Artists at 300 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury. The celebrations have been
coordinated by the Allan Rohan Crite Research Institute and Library.
There will be a shuttle bus running between the sites. The event is
complimentary and open to all, and no reservations are required. The Boston Athenaeum will also be showing some of their collection of Crite's work through January. If you haven't seen his paintings, I highly recommend a visit.