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A landmark collection of African American art gets a big show


Fall
2017

The Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center Collection is on view in six venues on campus and in the city.

Start at Home: Art from the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center Collection” — on view throughout the city through Nov. 4 — shows off a multitude of rare gems.

One of the largest and most significant ensembles of African American art anywhere, the Hale collection features works by Aminah Robinson, Kojo Kamau, Smoky Brown, Ralph Bell, Queen Brooks, Abdi Roble and others with connections to Columbus and Ohio State. Now, 250 pieces from it are on view, free to the public, at six venues on campus and around the city.

Catch it at the Urban Arts Space, King Arts Complex and on campus at Hopkins Hall Gallery, Thompson Library, Hagerty Hall and Hale Black Cultural Center.

“I Have Sung My Song” by Elizabeth Catlett
“Ebony Woman” by Queen Brooks
“Black Magic Woman” by Jerry Bell