Shared Resources in African American Art

Peter J. Shields Lobby — Lobby Display Case
Summer 2007

In celebration with this summer's exhibition at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery, "Shared Histories: African American Art from Local Collections," the University Library presents a selection of its African American Art resources. The Library exhibit focuses on material by and about some of the more than thirty prominent African American artists whose work has been gathered for the Nelson Gallery exhibition, including the art of Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Betye Saar, Fred Wilson and many others.

The collection of books and images displayed in the lobby of Peter J. Shields Library represents only a fraction of the resources available to students and researchers studying the rich legacy of African American artists at UC Davis. A bibliography and guide to library research in African American art is available below.

The art exhibit "Shared Histories: African American Art from Local Collections" has been organized by Felicenne Ramey, President of the Nelson ArtFriends, and will be available for viewing:

July 12 through August 17, 2007
Richard L. Nelson Gallery
Art Building, Room 124
University of California, Davis

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A Short Guide to Researching African American Art

For information about this Library exhibit, please contact Humanities, Social Sciences & Government Information Services Librarian David Michalski, (530) 752-2086,