For the first time, much of this work was on public view through an unprecedented collaboration among the Hale Black Cultural Center, the King Arts Complex, The Ohio State University Libraries, and The Ohio State University's Arts Initiative. Selections from the Hale Center art collection were on view at these venues, giving visitors an unprecedented look at an extraordinary collection of art. With paintings, sculptures, photography, and more, the collection is a wide-ranging and compelling exploration of Black art that illustrates the connection to Columbus and the university.
WOSU’s Broad & High piece on Start at Home and the Hale Center’s art collection
The exhibition featured work by Ralph Bell, Smokey Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, Kojo Kamau, Aminah Robinson, Abdi Roble, and many more.
The exhibition ran from August 22 through November 4, 2017.