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Creator: Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
Title:Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists records
Dates:1966-1998
Call Number:M44
Location:69/3-4
Volume:8.15 cubic ft. (10 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents the administration of the museum; its role in arts education to children and adults; and its exhibitions and collection of African, Caribbean, and Afro-American fine arts. The collection also documents the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists' promotion of African and Afro-American fine arts, and its relationship and collaborations with other international, national and local artists and arts organizations.
Historical Abstract:Established in 1969 as a division of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists is an art museum dedicated to the education, promotion, exhibition, and collection of African, Caribbean, and Afro-American fine arts worldwide.
Arrangement:Organized into 4 series: 1. Administration; 2. Director's Files; 3. Acquisitions and Exhibits; and 4. Events and Programs.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Chandler Jr., Dana
  • Gaither, Edmund Barry, 1944-
  • Lewis, Elma

  • Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts
  • National Center of Afro-American Artists
  • National Center of Afro-American Artists. Museum

  • African American arts -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • African American artists -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • African Americans -- Education -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Art centers -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Artists and museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Arts and children -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Education -- Exhibitions
  • Education -- Museums

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Related Materials:

Elma Ina Lewis papers (M38), National Center of Afro-American Artists (M42), Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts (M43)

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Michelle Maing, Processing of this collection was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission., August 1999