Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art

September 23, 2016 – March 21, 2017

Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery Floor Plan

In celebration of the 2016 grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Archives of American Art presents selections from recently acquired collections highlighting the cultural contributions and the personal stories of African Americans in the art world. Included in the exhibition are letters, photographs, notebooks and other rare materials that bring new perspectives to the history of American art in the 20th century, from Paris and New York, to Chicago and Alabama.