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Art Galleries

Art Galleries
Trevor Arnett Hall, 2nd Level
(404) 880-6102/6644 - (404) 880-6968 (fax)
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00am - 4:00pm


The development and existence of the Clark Atlanta University Collections of African American art chronicle the role of black artists in the history of American art. Acquired primarily between the years of 1942-1970, the Collections document the American experience from the perspective of black Americans, an epic tale that is at the core of America's identity. As such the University is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of African American art reflecting a breadth of experiences of people of African descent living in the United States.

The purpose of the Clark Atlanta University Art Collections is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit fine art works that document American history and culture. To this end, the ideal goal of the University Art Collections is to maintain and cultivate a representative collection of American art, and to encourage scholarly research giving special attention to the development of African American artists within the historical context of American art.