Arts

Hammonds House Honors Excellence In Black Visual Arts

Artist Tina Dunkley and Hammonds House executive director Leatrice Ellzy joined "City Lights" to talk about the importance of supporting black artists.
Artist Tina Dunkley and Hammonds House executive director Leatrice Ellzy joined "City Lights" to talk about the importance of supporting black artists.
Credit Summer Evans / WABE

This Thursday, Hammonds House Museum is presenting their inaugural Hammonds House Honors, celebrating excellence in Black visual art. Tina Dunkley is the first recipient of Hammonds’  Lifetime Achievement Award.

The mission of the Hammonds House Museum is “to preserve, exhibit, interpret and increase public awareness about the contributions that visual artists of African descent have made to world culture” is the underpinning of the of the institution’s ongoing work. Artistic excellence, culture and community is the focus of our vision.

Dunkley and Hammonds House executive director Leatrice Ellzy joined us to talk about the importance of supporting black artists.

The Hammonds House Honors ceremony takes place at the Southwest Arts Center this Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.