Black-Owned Galleries to Support across the United States
NORTH CAROLINA GALLERIES TO SUPPORT
June 10, 2020, 2:25pm EST
Though they faced many obstacles historically—and still do today—Black gallerists in the United States have been hugely influential. Black dealers have launched the careers of artists who are now considered canonical and have worked with collectors intent on lifting up the voices of individuals from historically underrepresented communities. The work that Black dealers do is absolutely vital and must be recognized and supported by the art community at large.
Below, we take a closer look at art spaces across the United States founded or run (in part or entirely) by Black gallerists. We will be adding to this list continually and welcome your input. We’ll also be presenting a separate piece looking at spaces run by Black gallerists outside of the U.S. If you know of a Black-owned gallery we’re missing here, or if there is an international gallery we should be aware of, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Black-owned gallery.”
Dupp & Swat—the brainchild of siblings Dion (“Dupp”) and Davita (“Swat”) Galloway—is a multifunctional community space that sells work by local artists and collaborates with nonprofits in addition to offering community events and programming. “I see where the city uses artists to attract people to the city, yet they close our galleries,” Davita