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Barnett Aden Gallery

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 

— 127 Randolph Place, NW —

 
Barnett Aden Gallery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 23, 2017
1. Barnett Aden Gallery Marker
Inscription.  The Barnett Aden Gallery, which operated on the first floor of this house between 1943 and 1968, was the first privately owned black art gallery in the United States. It was founded by James Vernon Herring (1897-1969), chair of Howard University's Department of Art, and Alonzo Aden (1906-1961), curator of the Howard University Gallery of Art. The gallery supported and promoted important artists, and became a lively gathering place. It was one of the few art spaces in the city where artists representing different nationalities, races, and ethnicities were exhibited together. Robert L. Johnson's Black Entertainment Television acquired most of the collection in 1998.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series lists.
 
Location. 38° 54.797′ N, 77° 0.765′ 
127 Randolph Place, NW image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 8, 2018
2. 127 Randolph Place, NW
W. Marker is in Bloomingdale in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Randolph Place Northwest west of 1st Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 Randolph Place Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Prettiest Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dividing Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anna Julia Hayward Cooper Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fathers and Sons (approx. ¼ mile away); A Voice from the South (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert and Mary Church Terrell House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomingdale.
 
Also see . . .  Barnett Aden Gallery, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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