African American Museum of Dallas to Host Free Lectures

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African American Museum of Dallas to Host Free Lectures

(DALLAS)  The African American Museum in Dallas is hosting a series of free lectures sponsored by Oncor, one of the nation’s largest utility companies, as part of its major exhibit, “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College”.

The lectures will take at the museum, 3536 Grand Avenue, in Dallas’ Fair Park, during the length of the exhibit, which will be here until Feb. 28, 2013.  Dallas is the only city west of the Mississippi to host the treasured murals, and the only African American museum in the country to share the 70-year-old works.

Here’s a list of the upcoming lectures and gallery talks that will feature some of region’s most recognized art scholars and historians to discuss the history and significance of the murals and Hale Woodruff’s works.


2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8
Dr. Mark Thistlewaithe, Kay & Velma Kimbell, Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Gallery Talk

2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15
John Spriggins, Professor, Arts & Humanities, Dallas County Community College District

Gallery Talk

2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12
Phillip E. Collins, Retired Chief Curator, African American Museum, Dallas


Alfrlynne Roberts
3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 12


Vicki Meek, Artist/Manager, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas

2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19


2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9

Dr. Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Professor of History, The University of North Texas, Denton

“Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College” is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, in partnership with Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. This exhibition is made possible by generous support from American Express. The conservation project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Dallas showing of “Rising Up: Hale Woddruff’s Murals at Talladega College” is supported by CHASE, ATT, State Fair of Texas, The Billingsley Company, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Bradford, Demetris Sampson, Dr. & Mrs. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., Ken & Kay Jarvis Foundation, Hamon Charitable Foundation, and Oncor.

If you have additional questions, please contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications,, 214.448.3765. You may learn more about the exhibit at the museum’s website, or contact the museum directly at 214.596.9026.  The museum’s hours are: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00pm, Closed Sundays, Mondays and designated holidays.


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Atlanta Art Galleries Partner to Promote African American Artists

Partnership Will Use Educational Seminars, Innovative Programs

(ATLANTA ) Premier Art, Inc. and ZuCot Gallery are partnering to promote original artwork by today’s African American artists, representing a major move in Atlanta’s art community, company officials announced.

The partnership brings together Troy Taylor, owner of ZuCot Gallery, located in downtown Atlanta, and brothers, Onaje and Omari Henderson who have carved out a name for themselves at Premier Art Gallery, founded by their father, Aaron, 20 years ago.

“This is a big move for us,” said Onaje, who has a mechanical engineering background, but grew up surrounded by art. “We know there are a great number of talented African American artists in Atlanta – and around the country – who have produced powerful artwork that needs more exposure. We know there are new and experience collectors – individuals and companies – who are looking for new artwork. This partnership is going to help us jumpstart that opportunity.”


H&T Art Partners are seeking out novice and seasoned collectors who want to begin or expand their collection through educational programs, such as an Art Tasting ™, Art Leasing, and Virtual Viewing.  The company also is going to build off its base to work with companies around the country to build their art colleges, and help them reach some of their corporate goals by sharing African American art with their employees.

To date, the Henderson brothers already have worked with such Fortune 500 clients as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, The Tom Joyner Foundation, and Kimberly Clark.