In Honor of Black History Month, please join us at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for the opening reception of Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin.
Friday, February 7, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tucson Desert Art Museum • 7000 E Tanque Verde Rd • Tucson, AZ
Exhibition Opens February 5, 2020 • Opening Reception February 7, 2020
Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin paints a picture of daily life for African American soldiers serving in the post-Civil War American West.
Through his paintings, pen and ink drawings and block prints, artist David Laughlin depicts the 10th Cavalry Regiment’s daily activities while stationed in Arizona from 1885 to 1896. With the United States Government pushing for western expansion, the Buffalo Soldiers’ tasks ranged from building frontier outposts and laying telegraph lines to protecting settlers, stagecoaches and railroad crews and fighting Native Americans, outlaws and rustlers. Their days were full and difficult, but, to most, their military service offered them a chance to obtain equal rights as citizens in the recently liberated United States.
Event Admission will include a screening and special presentation by buffalo soldier historical experts of the Buffalo Soldiers. The Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter (GSAAC) is a non-profit charity organization founded 1995 and operated as an affiliate of the Ninth and Tenth (Horse) Cavalry Association.