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November 14, 2018

NPQ has for some time been following trends that reflect a lack of diversity in US art museums, as well as the many initiatives being developed by individual institutions and funders to reconfigure the museum landscape. These efforts include diversifying the artists represented, diversifying the executives and curators who oversee collections and exhibitions, and even diversifying the trustees who serve on the boards of nonprofits arts groups.

November 12, 2018

The Souls Grown Deep Foundation (SGDF) continues to place works from its foremost collection of artworks by artists from the African American South in leading institutions around the country, today announcing agreements with the Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, The Morgan Library & Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. An additional sale of a single artwork, Thornton Dial’s 2002 painting Fading, at Christie’s on November 16, 2018, will support the recently announced multi-year Souls Grown Deep Internship Program, which establishes paid opportunities for undergraduate students of color to work with museums receiving art from the Foundation to contribute to the study and exhibition of this artwork.

November 12, 2018

In a strategic effort to reshape the narrative of American art, the Souls Grown Deep Foundation will help five museums acquire paintings, sculptures and works on paper by self-taught African-American artists of the South. These acquisitions bring to 12 the number of museums that have received more than 300 works from the Atlanta-based nonprofit, through gifts and purchase.