Howard University receives $2.5M African American art collection

Howard University has received an African American art collection valued at more than $2.5 million. The collection comes from the family of the late Ronald Walters, who served 25 years as a professor in Howard’s political science department. He also chaired the department for nine years. His wife, Patricia Turner Walters, made the gift to the university, Howard announced last week. The gift includes 152 pieces of art, including sculptures, paintings, photographs and prints from various movements such as the Harlem Renaissance. The collection, built between the late 1980s and 2000s, features works by Edward M. Bannister, Aaron Douglas, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Robert S. Duncanson, Grafton Tyler Brown, Kehinde Wiley, Kerry James Marshall and Barkley Hendricks. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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