Brentwood Arts Exchange A Curator Collects: Highlights from the collection of H. Elaine Jackson

By Editorial Team on January 8, 2018

Sat, 27 January 2018 - Sat, 17 March 2018

Elizabeth Catlett, Which Way?, Lithograph. Courtesy of H. Elaine Jackson. Courtesy of Brentwood Arts Exchange.
Artists Reception: Saturday, January 27 from 5pm to 8pm

Washington DC-based collector and independent curator H. Elaine Jackson has acquired and exhibited work by prominent mid-late 20th century artists of color for nearly four decades. Her extensive collection draws from the continental US as well from the Caribbean basin and Africa, with a specific focus on graphic media.

The exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange will feature selections representative of Ms. Jackson’s collection bringing to view an impressive sampling of graphic works from the African Diaspora. The exhibition also brings together a cross-section of work spanning several generations of female artists, touching on multiple roles imposed on and displayed by women – mother, goddess, object, and muse.

Works in the exhibition include those by Agnes Ainilian, Myrna Baez, Romare Bearden, Viola Burley-Leak, Elizabeth Catlett, Ed Clark, LeRoy Clarke, Sheila Crider, Alonzo Davis, Dumili Feni, Irma Francis, Herbert Gentry, Gavin Jantjes, Helene Jackovich-Case, Souleymane Keita, Jacob Lawrence, Carmen Losada, Louis Maqhubela, Norma Morgan, Otto Neal, Jack Perlmutter, Madeline Raab, Matthew Reid, Helen Sebidi, Joyce Scott, Vincent Smith, James L. Wells.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD. For more information, visit