Image of the Black Archive & Library

A comprehensive repository devoted to the systematic investigation of how people of African descent have been perceived and represented in art

Founded in 1960 by Jean and Dominique de Ménil in reaction to the existence of segregation in the United States, the archive contains photographs of 26,000 works of art, each of which is extensively documented and categorized by the archive’s staff. Additionally, the project has focused on expanding access to its archives through a partnership with ARTstor, which is generously underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Through this grant, the project has digitized its holdings for education, teaching, and scholarly inquiry.

To learn more, visit www.artstor.org.

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David Bindman

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London
Fall 2018: Image of the Black in Western Art Fellow
David Bindman is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London. As the Image of the Black in Western Art Fellow for Fall 2018, he will... Read more about David Bindman