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posted Friday, March 4, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 10
The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art:

Works on Paper at the Northwest African American Museum
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The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art:

Works on Paper at the Northwest African American Museum

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper exhibition is one of the most comprehensive traveling exhibitions ever organized featuring works on paper by African-American artists from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The exhibition will be on display at the Northwest African American Museum through April 17.

The 69 works in the exhibition include drawings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, gouaches, linoleum cuts and color screenprints by such noted artists as Ron Adams, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, John Biggers, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Eldizer Cortor, Margaret Burroughs, and many other outstanding lesser known artists.

They are a small fraction of the Kelley's large collection that reads like a 'Who's Who' of the masters of late l9th- and 20th-century African-American art. Esteemed art historian, David Driskell, Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland at College Park, calls the Kelley Collection 'one of the finest that has been assembled tracing the history of African American art.' The works on paper that were gleaned from the Kelley Collection for this exhibition provide a rare opportunity for the public to view master graphics spanning three centuries of African-American art.

The Kelleys live in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Harmon Kelley, an obstetrician-gynecologist, and his wife, Harriet, a college-trained biologist, were inspired to begin collecting after viewing an exhibition of African-American art at the San Antonio Museum of Art in 1987, where they did not recognize any of the artists' names. Feeling a sense of cultural isolation, they vowed to educate themselves about this unknown aspect of their heritage. They also wanted to ensure that their two young daughters would become aware of the artistic achievements of African-Americans.

Their younger daughter and advisor from early on is a Spelman College-trained art historian who serves as curator of the collection and will advance this remarkable legacy to the next generation and beyond.

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper and ten-year tour have been organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, CA. Since 2007, the exhibition has been seen in Lake Charles, LA; Wooster, OH; Selingsgrove, PA; Fort Worth, TX; San Antonio, TX; Coral Gables, FL; Lincoln, NE; Wichita, KS; Los Angeles, CA; St. Joseph, MO; Philadelphia, PA, and now in Seattle, WA.

The Northwest African American Museum is located at 2300 S. Massachusetts St. in Seattle. Phone: 206-518-6000. Hours: Monday closed; Tuesday closed; Wednesday 11am-5pm; Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Admission: $7.00-adults; $5-students & seniors; children under 5 free. For more information, visit www.naamnw.org. Also on Twitter: @naamnw and Facebook: Northwest African American Museum.

About the Northwest African American Museum
The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is a nonprofit organization and the only museum in the Northwest dedicated to exhibiting the art, history, and culture of people of African descent. The museum is housed in the historic Colman School building (2300 S. Massachusetts St.) is located in the heart of the Central District just above the I-90 lid overlooking Jimi Hendrix Park.

NAAM is a vibrant community-gathering place with 19,000 sq. ft. featuring three main galleries, a gift shop, genealogy center, and rental spaces to host private events and public programs. Our exhibits and programs explore the richness and diversity that echo the varied interests of the black community. NAAM always has something new and relevant to offer the Northwest and beyond.

Courtesy of the Northwest African American Museum

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