Dan Christoffel’s amazing “Pieces of Yesteday” A Celebration of Black History Month’s “Civil Rights in America. The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act” closes this Thursday, Feb 27th. Visitors have found the exhibit to be both intellectually and creatively stimulating, as Dan has provided detailed information on the significance of the individuals he chronicles in his work, all of whom were and continue to be milestones in the battle for Civil Rights.
The artist, Dan Christoffel was present at the 1963 March on Washington and also, during the ’60s, a member of the 369th National Guard in Harlem. The intimate experiences of both the March and his participation in the National Guard in Harlem, where many of his fellow Guardsmen were veterans from WWII and Korea, profoundly influenced him to study and paint African American History. The works of art in this exhibition are a result of the artist’s involvement and commitment.