Acts of Art, Inc. collection
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.
Language of Materials
Materials entirely in English.
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
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.
Arranged in alphabetical order by artist.
Purchased from dealer, provenance unknown.
Purchased from Lorne Blair Rare Books, 2016.
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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- African American artists--20th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- African American arts. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- African American women artists--20th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Art museums--New York (State)--New York. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Black Arts movement. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- 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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