Night at the Attucks Theatre
Original Author: Maizelle Brown
Created: 1993
Medium: Painting, Acrylic on canvas

Night at the Attucks Theatre

This 1993 painting by Maizelle Brown captures the energy and vibrance of a night out at Norfolk’s Attucks Theatre in its prime. In the foreground, three well-dressed African American people cross the street to the structure, which is crowded with a colorfully dressed group of patrons attending a Cab Calloway performance. Brown is a Norfolk based artist whose work captures vivid scenes of everyday life in historically Black neighborhoods.