Events

Opening reception and panel discussion for Silver Linings: Celebrating the Spelman Art Collection

Sep 29, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Location:

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Through the work of nearly 40 artists, Silver Linings uplifts the legacy of artists of African descent spanning the 20th century through the present day. The evening begins with a reception in the Loeb, followed by a panel featuring Liz Andrews, PhD, Executive Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art; Karen Comer Lowe, Curator-in-Residence at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art; and Cheryl Finley, PhD, Inaugural Director of the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies.

Free and open to all. The exhibition continues until January 28, 2024.

Attend in person or watch the livestream.

The Spelman Art Collection

Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman College has long been an important cultural hub. The historically Black liberal arts college for women began collecting objects in 1899, and in 1996 the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art opened with the mission to uplift art by and about women of the African diaspora. This goal directly reflects Spelman College’s dedication to academic excellence in education of women of African descent. In honor of the museum’s 25 years and the college’s much longer legacy of collecting art, the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art organized the anniversary exhibition Silver Linings with a selection of nearly 40 works, from the 1900s until now, from the permanent collection.

Silver Linings: Celebrating the Spelman Art Collection is organized by Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia. Support provided by Art Bridges and the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Exhibition Fund.

Abstract circular painting with vivid swirls of color
Betty Blayton (1937–2016), Vibes Penetrated, 1983, acrylic on canvas, diameter, 60 3⁄4 in. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Spelman College Purchase. © Estate of Betty Blayton