Historically Black Colleges and Universities have some of the most beautifully rich campuses. Walking across the campuses alone, leave you feeling like a part of history, as the serene scenery passes your sight with your feet pelting over the soil that ties our souls.
But, just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, some of these institutions have art galleries too! Whether it be museums, a hall, or a memoir outdoors, all of the galleries below host tranquil treasures in one form or another.
7 HBCU Museums To Explore During Homecoming Season
Legacy Museum: Tuskegee University
The Legacy Museum was opened on April 2009, to honor the 599 participants of the United States Public Health Service Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Make in Macon County, Alabama (1932-1972) The museum consists of 2 floors where medicine, public health, and other subject matters are displayed in the form of visual arts. Website: https://www.tuskegee.edu/libraries/legacy-museum
Harrison B. Wilson Archives and African Art Gallery: Norfolk State University
The African Art Gallery displays artifacts to demonstrate everyday life of Ghana, Liberia, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
University Museum and Cultural Center: University of Arkansas
The University Museum and Cultural Center houses the presumably oldest HBCU’s documented history, Keepers of the Spirit: The L.A. Davis Historical Collection.
Wolff Jazz Institute and Art Gallery: Harris Stowe State University
Attorney Don Wolff and wife Heidi donated a million-dollar jazz record collection to the university in 2002, initiating the gallery. There are many genres of music displayed, as well as visual art, and a Jazz Hall of Fame in the gallery.
I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium
South Carolina State University: This museum and Planetarium at South Carolina State University is a unique facility. It is named after philanthropist and first African-American chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, Israel Pickney Stanback. The gallery combines science and art in an attempt to peak cultural expression by engaging humanities and the study of cosmos and the universe.
The Fourth Floor Art Gallery: Prairie View A&M University
This gallery features an African art collection from many tribal cultures. One of its main attractions is the Wilhelmina Delco-Story, where she is honored for serving in the Texas House of Representatives and is the first African-American elected to the school board of Travis County, Texas.
Howard University Gallery of Art: Howard University
The Howard University Gallery of Art was established in 1928. The gallery began with items donated by art collector, Alain Locke, a Howard professor influencer of New Negro Renaissance. Being that Howard is in DC, of course, the collection would include many strong collections of Renaissance and Baroque paintings.3