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Acts of Art, Inc. collection

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 1373

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of promotional material created by Acts of Art, Inc. from 1970-1975. It primarily contains fliers, programs, and invitations to exhibitions hosted by the gallery. The gallery frequently exhibited photography, paints, sculptures, and other artwork by such artists as James Denmark, Reginald Gammon, Dindga McCannon, Ann Tanksley, Robert Threadgill, Lloyd Toone, and Frank Wimberley. Notable amongst this material are the flier and invitation to "Where We At: Black Women Artists," a 1971 exhibition of 14 black, feminist artists. The collection also contains a small amount of promotional material for the gallery itself, including membership calls, a holiday card, and an event calendar.


  • 1970-1975

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note

Acts of Art, Inc. was a gallery in Greenwich Village, New York, New York. Owned by artists Nigel L. Jackson and Pat Grey, the gallery specialized in showing art by African Americans and was an integral part of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s.


.5 linear feet (1 box) (1 oversized papers box (OP))


Collection of promotional material advertising exhibitions at Acts of Art gallery in New York City.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by artist.

Custodial History

Purchased from dealer, provenance unknown.


Purchased from Lorne Blair Rare Books, 2016.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American Collections, Pellom McDaniels III, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American culture and history.


Arranged and described at the folder level by Sarah Quigley, September 2016.

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Acts of Art, Inc. collection, 1970-1975
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
September 1, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States