African American Art
The High Museum’s Friends of African American Art group recognizes and celebrates the profound contributions African Americans have made to the development of art in the United States. With the acquisition in the 1970s of works by Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden to the work of other important artists including those made possible by the David C. Driskell African American Art Acquisition Fund, the Museum’s efforts have resulted in some of the most important collections of their type in the country. This Friends group supports the development of these holdings across several of the Museum’s curatorial departments.
—Kevin W. Tucker, Chief Curator