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When, Where, and How We Enter: A Conversation on Amplifying the Legacies of Black Women Abstract Painters

When, Where, and How We Enter: A Conversation on Amplifying the Legacies of Black Women Abstract Painters

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30 p.m. Join us for a landmark conversation with women curators who are leading the charge to increase the visibility of Black women abstract artists. Panelists include curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, Lauren Haynes, Melissa Messina, and...
SpelHouse Day Party: Home Is Where the HeART Is

SpelHouse Day Party: Home Is Where the HeART Is

Friday, October 25, 20193 p.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate homecoming and join alumni from Spelman and Morehouse in the Museum for this annual gathering. Enjoy interactive tours of Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986 – 2003, music, food, and so...
Yoga in the Museum
2019/2020 Exhibition Season
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Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby viewing "Lovey Twice," 1976, and "Two Generations," 1979 by Elizabeth Catlett in "Rediscovery: Works from the Spelman College Collection," 1996.

Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby viewing “Lovey Twice,” 1976, and “Two Generations,” 1979 by Elizabeth Catlett in “Rediscovery: Works from the Spelman College Collection,” 1996.

Overview
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, which is located on the historic Spelman College campus, was established in 1996 with major financial support from Drs. William and Camille Cosby through the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation. For more than 50 years the College’s permanent collection was distributed throughout the campus and displayed in various offices and dormitories. When campus-wide distribution of art was disbanded in 1996, the Museum became the nucleus of the College’s art collecting, preservation, and exhibition efforts.

The Museum has distinguished itself for its unique mission and highly regarded exhibitions. While it is an academic resource, the Museum consistently expands art offerings in Atlanta and complements local, regional, national, and international resources.