Spring is in the air, and the Essie Green Galleries just announced the opening date for ‘A Spring Survey.‘
When Essie Green Galleries opens its doors to a new exhibition, one will never know the exact roster of artists that will be on view, but with a collection as vast and impressive as this gallery has, patrons are always assured of a great exhibit. This Saturday, A Spring Survey will open, and we can’t wait.
Essie Green Galleries first opened its doors in Park Slope, Brooklyn in 1979. The deep connection between the gallery owners and the artist, Romare Bearden, focused their work on the Black fine arts masters. Travels with Bearden and his wife, and a close friendship with the artists Jacob Lawrence and Lois Maliou Jones allowed for unique insight into the history, culture and personal experiences that “were the essence of their work.” The Gallery features the work not only of Romare Bearden, but also Charles Alston, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Charles Ethan Porter, Edwin Bannister, Allen Stringfellow, Sam Gilliam, Alma Thomas, William S. Carter and many others. In 1989, Essie Green Galleries moved to its current home in a brownstone in Sugar Hill.
In the images above and below, we were given a rare look at part of the vast collection, kept in storage.
The exhibition, A Spring Survey, will open on Saturday, April 21st from 3:30 to 6:00pm at Essie Green Galleries, 419 Convent Avenue in Sugar Hill. Follow this Event on Facebook. Closing Reception, May 19, 2018 from 3:30-6:00pm.