The collection includes exhibition catalogues, children’s books, artist memoirs, artist biographies, art history texts, and other art-related ephemera that focuses on Black artists and Black art history. The collection is meant to be accessible for people at all levels of education to reduce the intimidation that many feel when entering art institutions and other art spaces, and there are items that would be of interest to art historians and individuals new to the arts alike. The Black Art Library was inspired by spaces such as The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and projects such as the Free Black Women’s Library, but exclusive to material focused on Black visual arts and the history that informs it. Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to be the first arts organization outside of Michigan to host the Black Art Library. In the future, Walton plans for the Black Art Library to be a physical space that acts as a non-lending library based in Detroit.
Thu - Sun 10am – 1pm, 2pm - 6pm
Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star
San Antonio TX
Black Art Library