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2555 West End Avenue  Nashville  Tennessee  37203  USA 

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Aaron Douglas Gallery at Fisk University

Exquisite Collection of African American Art
  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Hours: Mo to Fr from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

This exquisite collection of African American art is housed on the third floor of the library at Fisk University, which is one of America's oldest universities founded for African Americans. The collection includes paintings, watercolors, sculptures and prints by such artists as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Malvin Gray Johnson, Aaron Douglas and James Lesesne Wells. Elsewhere in the library, visitors may view abstract paintings and copper repousse sculpture by Gregory Ridley, pastel portraits by Winold Reiss (1881-1953) and drawings by Cyrus Baldridge (1889-1975). Baldridge was an illustrator who traveled along the east and west coasts of Africa and parts of Ethiopia. His art served as a visual diary of his trip. Telephone in advance if you need disabled access.

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