These are the five other shows, all dealing with art made by blacks, that are now on view:
"Sharing Traditions: Five Black Artists in 19th Century America," which closes tonight at the National Museum of American Art, provides much needed background. Its five artists are Joshua Johnson, the Baltimore portraitist who was active between 1796 and 1824; the landscape painters Robert Scott Duncanson (1821-22 to 1872) and Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901), the sculptor Edmonia Lewis (1843-45 to after 1911), and the romantic painter Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937).
"Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro American Art, 1930-1980," which will be on view through May 1 in the art gallery at the University of Maryland in College Park. Organized by the Center Gallery of Bucknell University, it is a particularly handsome show. It opens with "The Awakening of Ethiopia," a 1914 bronze by Meta Fuller of a half-Egyptian maid emerging from her bonds, and after touching on black folk art, and on the Social Realism of the '30s, and on the raised-fist art of the 1960s, closes with abstractions by such gifted artists as Chicago's Richard Hunt and Washington's Sam Gilliam, who are both still in their prime.
"The African/Afro-American Print Making Traditions," an exhibition focusing on Howard printmaker James Wells and eight of his students, will remain on view at the Fondo del Sol, 2112 R St. NW, through April 15.
"Master Prints from Lou Stovall's Workshop, on view through May 15 at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW, includes screenprints by Alexander Calder, Ed McGowin, Gene Davis, Jeff Donaldson and other well-known artists, all of which were printed here at Stovall's workshop.
"Henry Ossawa Tanner, William A. Harper, William E. Scott: A Mentor and His Influence," includes pictures by Tanner and two of his best students. The show will be on view Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Evans-Tibbs Collection, 1910 Vermont Ave. NW.