African American Art from the Permanent Collection »


EAST GREENSBORO, NC (September 1, 2022) – The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is hosting a new art exhibit, “Inner Beauty: African American Art from the permanent collection. The on-site exhibition features fifteen works from the permanent collection and opens September 1.

Comprised of art spanning mediums, time periods and cultures, the “Girl Power!” exhibition showcases the courage, agency and presence of women in art. Works by renowned artists such as Norman Barbee, John Biggers, and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe present an array of subject matter that exude a captivating presence while acknowledging the contributions of African American artists to the American art landscape.

Highlights of the exhibition include “Untitled Landscape” by Harlem Renaissance artist Charles Alston, “Sunday Promenade” by Paris-trained Hale Woodruff, and “Glimpse of Jupiter” by Alma Thomas, the first woman African American to get her job in the White House. permanent art collection.

“This exhibit will showcase both the diversity of African American art as well as the permanent collection of the University Galleries,” said Paul Baker, Ph.D., Director of University Galleries. “It is essential that museums and galleries showcase the power and purpose of black art and material culture.”

The university galleries are open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. The exhibits are free and open to the public. Group visits are welcome.

In addition to the on-site location, University Galleries offer virtual exhibits, including:

“Black Art Matters”

“Rosa: The Works of Bryan Collier”

“Songs from the Motherland: Musical Instruments from the Permanent Collection”

To learn more, visit the University Galleries website.


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