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African American Artists

Winfred Rembert (American, 1945–2021), The Dirty Spoon Cafe, 2002, dye on carved and tooled leather, purchase through funds provided by patrons of Collectors Evening 2016, 2016.2.

The High has collected many works by self-taught artists of African descent. Their art frequently speaks to the struggles, triumphs, and traditions unique to their experience of the United States and its history. The Museum’s collection includes pieces that address slavery, the ongoing struggle for equal rights, and African American leaders and innovators.

Katherine “Katie” Jentleson

Katherine Jentleson

Senior Curator of American Art and
Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art