New Acquisitions: Works of Art by African American Women

Special Collections is committed to diversifying the representation of artists in its holdings. We announce the acquisition of five contemporary artworks all by African American women, purchased through the Seymour Adelman Fund. Next year, we aim to convene a committee of interested stakeholders in this initiative to recommend new acquisitions. We look forward to drawing on your collective experience, knowledge, and interest.

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Adama Delphine Fawundu Interrogations of Progress from series In the Face of History (2018) archival pigment print on cotton paper 31 3/4 x 24″

Maren Hassinger Twilight (1990) Woodblock print, edition of 6, 21 1/4 x 21″

Steffani Jemison Same Time, 2020-2 (2020) Acrylic on Mylar, diptych, 20 x 25″ each

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Marcia Kure The Renate Series: You Know Who and the Chambermaid VI (2013) Kolanut pigment, silver acrylic, pencil and watercolor, 22 1/2 x 18″

Myra Greene Untitled (Ref. #44) from Character Recognition (2006-7) Black glass ambrotype, 4 x 3″