While it is not possible to mention every donor or gift in this brief profile, in its seven decades of service to the University community and the metropolitan area, the Howard University Gallery of Art, still housed in Childers Hall, has fulfilled its original mission. The collection has grown to over 4,500 pieces, and as it aggressively seeks a new home, the permanent collection will become more accessible to students, scholars, the University community, and the American public.


To Conserve a Legacy II: American Art from the Howard University Collection is organized by the Howard University Gallery of Art. Local funding of this exhibition is made possible, in part, by AT&T. Additional support for the conservation of paintings from the Howard Collection in the national touring exhibition To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities was generously provided by the Trellis Fund.

To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities is co-organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem in association with the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and the following universities: Clark Atlanta University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Howard University, North Carolina Central University, and Tuskegee University.

The exhibition and its national tour are made possible by AT&T and Ford Motor Company. Both companies have also provided support for the conservation programs and catalogue.

Additional support has been generously provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the LEF Foundation, the Greentree Foundation, the Joseph Harrison Jackson Foundation, and the Trellis Fund.


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