Howard University Gallery of Art

Howard University Gallery of Art (HM1LPI)

Location: Washington, DC 20059
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N 38° 55.451', W 77° 1.235'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC

— Lulu Vere Childers Hall, Howard University Campus —

The Howard University Gallery of Art was established in 1928 on the lower level of Rankin Chapel. Professor James V. Herring (1897-1969), founder of the University's Art Department, and professor and artist James A Porter (1905-1970) were its first directors. In 1941 the gallery moved to Founders Library. Twenty years later it moved here to Childers Hall, named for Lulu Vere Childers (1870-1946), former director of the School (now Department) of Music.

The gallery's renowned African artifacts collection began with items donated by Howard Professor Alain Locke (1886-1954). Other collections include works by noted African American artists, as well as Renaissance and Baroque paintings and European prints.
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Date Added Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324839 N 4310304
Decimal Degrees38.92418333, -77.02058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.451', W 77° 1.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 27.06" N, 77° 1' 14.1" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2440 6th St NW, Washington DC 20059, US
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