Building Collections of African American Art: Los Angeles Perspectives
Building collections of African American art is a vital endeavor for both museums and individual collectors, who often lead the way. This panel features prominent Los Angeles collectors of African American art, including Aryn Drake-Lee and Jesse Williams, who will discuss their experiences with Dr. Halima Taha. Dr. Taha, renowned African American art expert, consultant, and author of the best-selling book Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas, will moderate the discussion and consider related developments and opportunities for building African American art collections. LACMA curators Austen Bailly and Franklin Sirmans will introduce the program and highlight some of LACMA's most significant acquisitions of African American art, such as Melvin Edwards's The Fourth Circle (1966), a New Talent Purchase Award in 1967, which is now considered a masterpiece of American sculpture.
Brown Auditorium | Free, no reservations
Image: Melvin Edwards, The Fourth Circle, 1966, Contemporary Art Council, New Talent Purchase Award