The only museum in the nation emphasizing art
by women of the African Diaspora
Southeast Debut of New Work by Deborah Roberts at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Opens January 2018
Please give to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art during its 20th anniversary season

Please give to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art during its 20th anniversary season

2016 has been an exceptional year for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. During this season of charitable giving, relive highlights from our 20th anniversary and consider supporting the Museum by making a tax-deductible gift. Your generosity will help...
Become a Friend of the Museum Today!

Become a Friend of the Museum Today!

Please become a Friend of the Museum and help  us continue our tradition of presenting engaging projects that consistently expand art offerings in Atlanta, the region, and beyond. click here  
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Become a Friend of the Museum Today!

Become a Friend of the Museum Today!

Please become a Friend of the Museum and help  us continue our tradition of presenting engaging projects that consistently expand art offerings in Atlanta, the region, and beyond. click here  
"Posing Beauty in African American Culture" Opening Reception and Book Signing

“Posing Beauty in African American Culture” Opening Reception and Book Signing

Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:30 p.m. Posing Beauty in African American Culture (September 5 – December 7, 2013) is a nationally touring exhibition curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography. Featuring more than 75 photographs by leading, emerging, and amateur photographers, Posing Beauty explores the ways in...
Community Day

Community Day

Saturday, September 28, 2013 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Fun filled explorations of Posing Beauty for participants of all ages including make-and-take workshops, art scavenger hunts, interactive tours, and more! Community Day is free, but registration is required. Please contact us at 404.270.5607 or museum@spelman.edu for more information.
The Music, Movement and Migration Series

The Music, Movement and Migration Series

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and Wednesday, November 6, 2013 6:30 p.m. This series explores the interdependent role that music, visual art, and literature plays in the social mobility of Black people, from the perspective of Black women cultural producers. Led by artist/scholar dj lynnée denise, this interactive lecture and performance series utilizes sound equipment and...
"Market Women," Edna Manley | August 2013

“Market Women,” Edna Manley | August 2013

Edna Manley, Jamaican (1900 – 1987), Market Women, 1936, Mahogany 20 x 6¾ x 12 inches, Gift of Elsie Myers, 1973.1. See more.
This is Beauty Homecoming Reception

This is Beauty Homecoming Reception

Friday, October 25, 2013 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join alumni from Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark Atlanta University for a special welcome home reception including interactive tours of Posing Beauty and music provided by the Good Times Brass Band. This program is organized in collaboration with the Spelman College Office of Alumnae Affairs.
News: High Museum taps Atlantan Andrea Barnwell Brownlee for Driskell Prize

News: High Museum taps Atlantan Andrea Barnwell Brownlee for Driskell Prize

February 8, 2013 News: High Museum taps Atlantan Andrea Barnwell Brownlee for Driskell Prize – See more at: http://www.artsatl.com/2013/02/news-high-museum-taps-atlantan-andrea-barnwell-brownlee-driskell-prize/#sthash.rlkBr0NY.dpuf
BLACK BOX: Danielle Deadwyler, (dis)possessed: the live mixtape

BLACK BOX: Danielle Deadwyler, (dis)possessed: the live mixtape

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:30 p.m. Channeling the funk of Southern musical pioneers like Outkast and Joi, (dis)possessed is a stream of consciousness mixtape listening party. Music, movement, sonic play, video installation, and lyrical monologues address the presentation of the black female body in popular culture through the voices of three female characters – an...
StoryCorps Partnership

StoryCorps Partnership

From February to May 2013, the Museum and StoryCorps collected interviews about creativity by women of the African Diaspora. Friends of the Museum, students, faculty, staff, and other community partners participated in this oral history project that spanned over three generations, six states, and two continents. A number of participants have been involved so far:...