Shaw Neighborhood Library Hosts a Talk with David C. Driskell and Marya McQuirter

By Editorial Team on December 10, 2018
Elizabeth Catlett print from cover of Barnett Aden Gallery exhibition catalog, Paintings Sculpture and Prints of the Negro Woman December 1947-January 1948, courtesy of Black Art Project.
Talk: Thursday, December 13 at 7pm

The Barnett Aden Gallery, located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC from 1943-1969, was the first privately-owned black gallery in the United States. It was founded by Alonzo Aden and James V. Herring of Howard University, and featured the works of such artists as Alma Thomas, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, and Aaron Douglas.

On December 13, 7pm at Shaw Neighborhood Library, artist, scholar and curator David C. Driskell will join historian Marya McQuirter in conversation to discuss the gallery’s history and legacy. This event is free and open to the public, presented in conjunction with the People’s University lecture series.

Shaw Neighborhood Library is located at 1630 7th St NW.