2 Girls Who Travel had the pleasure of attending the opening of The Dorseys’ Black Art in America Collection at the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC). From current artists like Delita Martin to departed legends like Elizabeth Catlett, the collection has an array of artwork, sculptures and mixed media pieces that speak to any art lover’s soul. The Dorseys have graciously displayed a portion of their vast collection to the Houston community.
Najee and Seteria Dorsey developed a deep love for collecting art and that lead to the formation of Black Art In America™ (BAIA), an online platform focused on African American artists, collectors and art professionals.
According to Najee Dorsey, “…for people of color, collections like ours ensure that our culture is preserved and made available in spaces where a large number of people can engage it. It’s pretty cool that our first public showing is at HMAAC – one of the most respected museums in the country for its authenticity…”
The Dorseys’ collection consists of more than 400 pieces by artists like Woodrow Nash, Alfred Conte, Houston’s Charles Criner, Kevin Cole, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Danny Simmons and more.
The Dorseys’ Black Art in America Collection is sponsored by Cecily Horton, HEB and the Board of Directors of The Houston Museum of African American Culture.
The mission of HMAAC is to collect, conserve, explore, interpret and exhibit the material and intellectual culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas, the southwest and the African Diaspora for current and future generations.
“I think it is important to allow our visitors to see the work being collected by a younger breed of collectors which the Dorseys represent well,” said HMAAC CEO John Guess, Jr.
Make your way over to the HMAAC and support this great showcase before it closes on May 4, 2019.