The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Coordinated Art Program offered an enhanced and diverse arts curriculum to AUC students. The AUC Coordinated Art Program hosted an artist-in-residence program that was spearheaded by Hans Bhalla, an alumnus of Talladega College, who served as chair of the Spelman College Department of Art from 1967 to 1979. The extensive roster of artists-in-residence included Herman “Kofi” Bailey, Floyd Coleman, Sam Gilliam, Lloyd McNeil, and Freddie Styles.  The works by artists James Adair, Edna Manley, and Barrington Watson, in addition to the aforementioned artists-in-residence were acquired by the College.