Magazine article American Libraries

Soul Viewing. (Annual Conference)

Magazine article American Libraries

Soul Viewing. (Annual Conference)

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For art-gallery lovers, the following is a list of African-American art galleries near the Convention Center area.

Atlanta Life Insurance Company

934 Martin Luther King Dr., N.W., Auburn Ave. at Courtland St. (Sweet Auburn area).

Extensive art and sculpture collections by African-American artists at the company founded in 1905 by former slave Alonzo Franklin Herndon. Also see the Herndon Home below. 404-525-8877.

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History

Auburn Ave. at Courtland St. (Sweet Auburn area).

Information and research materials on the black experience are available at the library that houses specialized reference and archival collections to heighten public understanding of African-American history and culture. 404-730-5879.

Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries

Trevor Arnett Hall, 223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W., corner of Greensferry St.

Permanent home of the university's historical collection of African-American art and the "Art of the Negro" murals by Hale Woodruff.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon to 4 p.m., Saturday. 404-880-6102. (Call ahead on Saturdays.)

Hammond House Galleries and Resource Center of African-American Art

503 Peeples St., S.W. (West End area).

Located in a beautifully restored Victorian-era house that dates to 1857, these galleries are dedicated to the mission of preserving the work and heritage of African-American artists. …

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