- Entitled: Black Women Artists
- Call number
- Sc MG 720
- Physical description
- 1 folder (41 items)
- Preferred Citation
- Entitled: Black Women Artists collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
The Entitled: Black Women Artists collection includes minutes of monthly meetings which discuss the formation and projects of the organization. Some meetings featured either special guests or members giving presentations about their art related travels, exhibitions, and associated matters. Newsletters provide summaries of meetings, information regarding exhibits of members' work sponsored by Entitled: Black Women Artists, members' accomplishments and announcements. The collection includes letters written by Entitled: Black Women Artists to the "New York Times" and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum about issues pertinent to black women artists.
Entitled: Black Women Artists was formed in 1966 in New York City to provide a support network for women visual artists of African descent in the Americas. Through its varied cultural and educational activities, Entitled: Black Women Artists aimed to establish an organizational framework that would actively address and counter the exclusionary practices of the "mainstream" art world.
Entitled: Black Women Artists approach to achieving it's aims included: organizing exhibits, developing interactive web projects, maintaining slide registries featuring work of members at cultural institutions, establishing a database of artist residencies and other opportunities, and developing collaborative projects with cultural and educational institutions. The organization also sought to educate its members by inviting speakers to present information about art related matters.
Among the members were both emerging and established artists, such as Carole Byard, Nanette Carter, Howardena Pindell (founder), and Eve Sandler.
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801