Rare 1977 Black Art Barnett-aden Collection Exhibition Ad Opening Night


Rare 1977 Black Art Barnett-aden Collection Exhibition Ad Opening Night

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Rare 1977 Black Art Barnett-aden Collection Exhibition Ad Opening Night:
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Offered here is a rare original October 31, 1977 full page advertisement for the opening of the famed Barnett-Aden Collection of African American art exhibition held at The Other Place, 65 Kinley Street in Hartford, Connecticut. The advertisement is in The Hartford Courant newspaper.

"Black, and Beautiful

The Barnett-Aden Collection, America's greatest collection of Black art, is a stunning assemblage of Black achievements in the viual arts. It's on exhibition now at The Other PLace, 65 Kinsley Street. The show opens today and continues through November 24th. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission is free - which is beautiful, too.

We hope Hartford enjoys this important exhibition of a collection that includes some of America's most beautiful painting and sculpture. We are proud and happy to make this show possible."


Has been folded and will be shipped that way - overall in outstanding condition. Should look stunning framed.


The Barnett Aden Gallery, the first privately owned black gallery in the United States and one of Washington, DC's principal art galleries, was founded in 1943 by James Vernon Herring (1897-1969) and Alonzo Aden (1906-1961). Herring was chair of Howard University's Department of Art and Aden was curator of the Howard University Gallery of Art. The gallery was set up on the first floor of Herring's house, where he lived with Aden. The name Barnett honored Aden's mother's family.

The Barnett Aden Gallery was central to the development and support of local and national artists and featured, among others, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Alma Thomas, and Charles White. Aden and Herring were influenced by Alain Locke. While Aden, Herring, and Locke were all African Americans, the gallery was not conceived as a "Black gallery." It was one of the few art spaces in the city in which artists representing different nationalities, races, and ethnicities were exhibited together. Noted for its afternoon art openings, the Barnett Aden Gallery became an important social gathering place.



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