The Spelman Museum Explores Art’s Influence on Black Beauty

Harlem Fashion Show, Leonard Freed_is

Fashionable Harlem residents adorned in their Sunday best, renowned athletes striking confident poses, and stylized studio portraits of African-American families are among the subjects featured in 100photographs included in the exhibition “Posing Beauty in African American Culture” at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. On view Sept. 5 through … [Read more...]

Spelman Museum and StoryCorps Partner to Tell Artistic Tales

The NALO Movement Performing The Quilt_is

As the old adage goes, “Everyone has a story to tell.” The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, in collaboration with StoryCorps, took  this saying and brought it to life in TellTales, an interdisciplinary blending of art, dance, drama, music, and dialogue that served as the museum’s culminating performance for the exhibition “Multiple Choice: … [Read more...]

News Briefs


Support Spelman AIDS Walk Atlanta Team Oct. 16 As a campus-wide community service initiative, the College is calling all students, faculty, staff and alumnae to join the SpelmanAWA team to participate in AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, Oct. 16, in Piedmont Park. The team's goal is to raise $25,000 to help provide support for HIV/AIDS … [Read more...]

Collecting African-American Fine Art

collecting aa art

In the 1990s, African-American artists received belated and much-deserved recognition in important museum exhibitions, auction houses, art fairs, and the art market in general. The mainstream art world finally recognized that art created by African-American artists is a viable and ever-appreciating cultural commodity.  According to Joseph S. Nye … [Read more...]

IngridMwangiRobertHutter Exhibition is ‘Constant Triumph’

Constant Triumph

The collaborative work of multimedia artists IngridMwangiRobertHutter has been described as innovative and visually striking. Using video, photography, live performance and installation, their artistic message articulates the intricacies of overcoming differences within race, gender and cultural heritage. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will … [Read more...]

News Briefs


Museum Launches Campaign to Raise Year-End Gifts Building on an anonymous $75,000 gift that was presented to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in November, the College is inviting art lovers to support the museum with gifts totaling $25,000 by the end of 2010. With several exciting initiatives and exhibits planned for 2011, the museum … [Read more...]

Ready to Spark Dialogue and Intrigue, ‘Evenly Yoked’ Explores Generations of Race Relations

Evenly Yoked .1 sm

Collaborating for more than 10 years, Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry have created art works in many forms – large-scale public projects, performance pieces, sculptures, paintings, photography, video and self-portraits.  Beginning Sept. 9, the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will present 10 of McCallum and Tarry’s works in the exhibition … [Read more...]