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2018 Year End Campaign

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2018 Year End Campaign


During this season of charitable giving, please consider making a gift to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. From presenting the original exhibition Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi and also the United States premiere of Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness to officially establishing the Curatorial Studies Program in collaboration with the Department of Art & Visual Culture, 2018 was a banner year. 

The Museum will launch 2019 with Amy Sherald, the nationally touring exhibition organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and curated by Lisa Melandri. Indeed, we said Amy Sherald—the incredible painter whose portrait of Mrs. Obama has captivated audiences around the world.

Your generosity will help make our first online year-end campaign a smashing success and ensure that we exceed our $10,000 goal. Please consider making a year-end gift or becoming a Friend of the Museum. Your support will help us continue our tradition of presenting what CNN described as “fantastically curated exhibitions.”

All gifts—one-time and recurring—are meaningful. We invite you to make a gift or become a Friend of the Museum this holiday season.

All contributions to Spelman College are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


ABOVE: AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life (installation view, fall 2016) featuring Firelei BáezOf Love Possessed (lessons on alterity for G.D. and F.G. at a local BSS), 2016, acrylic on paper; Sophie Zinga, from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection; Brenna YoungbloodBRICKHOUSE, 2016, acrylic, spray paint, and wall paper on canvas; and Lina Iris ViktorConstellation I, II, and III, all 2016, pure 24-Karat gold, acrylic, gouache, print on matte canvas.


Visitors enjoying Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi (spring 2018)

Amy Sherald She had an inside and an outside now and suddenly she knew how not to mix them, 2018. Oil on canvas. 54 x 43 inches. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

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