Collecting African American Art: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Obama Era

In the following article sociologist and African American Studies professor Patricia A. Banks describes the rise of private art collectors and collections among African Americans. Her article also shows the growing acceptance of African American art and artists in major museums and galleries across the … Read MoreCollecting African American Art: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Obama Era

Thornton Dial (1928-2016)

Thornton Dial in His Studio in Bessemer, Alabama, 2011 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Thornton Dial, a native Alabamian, was an artist and sculptor famous for yard show-influenced, mixed media pieces that used discarded everyday objects to symbolize the history and experience of African Americans in … Read MoreThornton Dial (1928-2016)

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

The Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, which treats children throughout Seattle and King County, was developed cooperatively by the Seattle Model Cities Program, Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, and concerned citizens of the Central Area.  It opened in 1970, at 2017 East Spruce Street and … Read MoreOdessa Brown Children’s Clinic