SOURCE: DuSable Museum of African American History

September 07, 2007 17:12 ET

"Collectors of African American Art" Scheduled at DuSable Museum on Saturday, September 15, 2007

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - In support of it's current attendance record-breaking exhibition, "In The Hands of African American Collectors: The Personal Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey," the DuSable Museum of African American History in association with the South Side Community Art Center will present a panel discussion, "COLLECTORS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART," on Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The event will take place at the Museum which is located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago's Washington Park.

The South Side Community Art Center and the DuSable Museum of African American History have joined together to present this, the first in a series of panel discussions on African American Art. African American art is collected for various reasons; personal and to document what is historically important. Many would love to collect but do not know how or where to start. "Collectors of African American Art" will help shed light on why, what and the importance of collecting works by African American artists. Speakers will include: David C. Driskell, Artist, Scholar and Collector; Dr. Robert E. Steele, Collector and Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland; and Bernard and Shirley Kinsey of Los Angeles, California, Collectors. The discussion will be moderated by Diane Dinkins Carr, Collector and Art Appraiser.

Admission is $25, or $15 for DuSable Museum and South Side Community Art Center Members. For more information, please call 773-947-0600.

The DuSable Museum of African American History, the oldest institutions of its kind in the country, has been dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent for 46 years. For more information on the Museum and its programs, please call (773) 947-0600 or you may visit our website at www.dusablemuseum.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Raymond Ward
    (773) 947-0600 ext 228