The Darryl Atwell Collection of African-American Art opens at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

Opens July 22
The Darryl Atwell Collection of African-American Art

Curated by Dr. Michael D. Harris.

The debut of one of the most expansive collections of abstract and contemporary African-American art.

Image credits: Darryl Atwell sitting in front of Good Vibrations, 2013, Rashid Johnson, courtesy Darryl Atwell. Photo credit: Kevin Broome



Insights From a Conversation with Collector

Darryl Atwell at the National Gallery of Art

How He Got Started
Atwell’s interest in art developed while he was living in Cleveland. With little to do socially, he started going to the museum because it had jazz on Saturday nights. As he walked through the galleries he was struck by the beauty of the art. He purchased his first works from Malcolm Brown Gallery, a (now-defunct) black-owned gallery and began studying the history of African American art by reading books such as “Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas” by Halima Taha,

(Read Culture Type article here

Views: 144

Comment

You need to be a member of BLACK ART IN AMERICA to add comments!

Join BLACK ART IN AMERICA

BAIA meet up & family reunion

Introduction to Collecting African American Art Class offered during the BAIA Fine Art Show Houston by the David C. Driskell Center


Our Biggest Sale Yet !!!


Pathfinders Travel Magazine is written for an affluent audience of African American travelers and others interested in heritage and culture tourism. Explore

The Whitehall, host hotel for the Black Art In America Fine Art Show Houston

Gray's Negro League, Josh Gibson by Charly Palmer

garden art for the soul

Add a little color and style to your back yard or patio with Garden Art for the Soul. Retails for $79 ea. See our selection by clicking link below.www.buyblackart.com

© 2010-2017   Created by BLACK ART IN AMERICA™ / Copyright 2010-2017 BLACK ART IN AMERICA. LLC   All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service