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The New York Times Has Been Asking African American Art Collectors to 'Show Us Your Wall'

The New York Times Has Been Asking African American Art Collectors to ‘Show Us Your Wall’

From left, Collectors Merele Williams-Adkins and Patrick McCoy.   PEOPLE ACCUMULATE ART in a variety of ways. The stories behind the art in their homes is often as fascinating as the works themselves. In 2016, the New York Times started asking art collectors to “Show Us Your Wall.” Readers get to see their art, how...
Collector Rodney Miller Enlists Curators to Hang His Art

Collector Rodney Miller Enlists Curators to Hang His Art

THE SUMMER 2014 ISSUE OF ARTNEWS features its annual list of top art collectors in the world. The issue also profiles collector Rodney M. Miller, whose Upper East Side townhouse is filled with modern and contemporary African American and African diasporic art. A member of the acquisitions committee at the Studio Museum in Harlem, where...
Insights From a Conversation with Collector Darryl Atwell at the National Gallery of Art

Insights From a Conversation with Collector Darryl Atwell at the National Gallery of Art

  AFTER DARRYL ATWELL PURCHASED “Number 51,” by Leonardo Drew at an auction, he wrote the artist a note. “I knew somehow he would vibe with me,” says Atwell. “Let’s be honest about it, there are very few young African American persons who collect his work.” Drew wrote him back immediately and sent him a...