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Overview of the Evans-Tibbs Collection

In honor of African American History Month

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • East Building Atrium

Hale Woodruff, Landscape, 1936, oil on canvas, Corcoran Collection (The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Gift of Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr.), 2014.136.160

The acquisition of the Evans-Tibbs Collection notably expanded the Gallery’s holdings of African American art. This overview will highlight objects in the special installation and provide background about the collector and dealer, Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., (1952–1997). This talk is part of the Gallery’s observance of African American History Month. 

Steven Nelson, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts