A Proud Legacy

ART

November 18, 1999|By Glenn McNatt

Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art presents "To Conserve a Legacy," an extraordinary selection of American paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculpture from the collections of historically black colleges and universities, beginning Saturday. Artists represented include Aaron Douglas, Arthur Dove, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.

The project, organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Studio Museum of Harlem, was developed to conserve, document and present more than 150 works of art owned by Clark Atlanta University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Howard University, North Carolina Central University and Tuskegee University. The show continues through Jan. 31.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is at 500 17th St., N.W., in Washington. Hours are Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested donation is $3 for adults, $1 for students and seniors, $5 for family groups. For information call: 202-639-1700.

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