To honor its unique mission to highlight works by and about women of the African Diaspora, the Museum acquires a significant work from each exhibition it organizes. Many of the Museum’s recent acquisitions have been made possible through the generosity of donors and Friends of the Museum. Such support enabled the Museum to acquire works of art from the exhibitions iona rozeal brown: a3. . .black on both sides (2004); Amalia Amaki: Boxes, Buttons, and the Blues (2006); Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the Academy (2007),  Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970 (2007), Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities (2009),  and IngridMwangiRobertHutter: Constant Triumph (2011). The Museum now has works by Amalia Amaki, iona rozeal brown, Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter, Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, Nandipha Mntambo, and Nancy Elizabeth Prophet. The commitment to acquiring works, which were featured in original exhibitions in many ways inspired the 15 x 15 Acquisitions Initiative.