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Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Howard University Gallery of Art

African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC

 

Lulu Vere Childers Hall, Howard University Campus

 
Howard University Gallery of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
1. Howard University Gallery of Art Marker
Inscription.  The Howard University Gallery of Art was established in 1928 on the lower level of Rankin Chapel. Professor James V. Herring (1897-1969), founder of the University's Art Department, and professor and artist James A Porter (1905-1970) were its first directors. In 1941 the gallery moved to Founders Library. Twenty years later it moved here to Childers Hall, named for Lulu Vere Childers (1870-1946), former director of the School (now Department) of Music.

The gallery's renowned African artifacts collection began with items donated by Howard Professor Alain Locke (1886-1954). Other collections include works by noted African American artists, as well as Renaissance and Baroque paintings and European prints.

[Image caption:]
Prof. James A. Porter with one of his paintings.
Star Collection, DC Public Library; Washington Post
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 38° 
Howard University Gallery of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
2. Howard University Gallery of Art Marker
55.451′ N, 77° 1.235′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 6th Street Northwest south of Fairmont Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. On the front wall of Childers Hall, Building 28, Howard University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Lake So Blue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miner Teachers College (about 500 feet away); Centennial Year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (about 600 feet away); General Oliver O. Howard (about 600 feet away); Howard Hall (about 600 feet away); Howard University (about 600 feet away); Founders Library and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (about 700 feet away); "Strike!" (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
 
Additional keywords. HBCUs
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Howard University Gallery of Art<br>Lulu Vere Childers Hall<br>Building 28 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
3. Howard University Gallery of Art
Lulu Vere Childers Hall
Building 28
Professor James A. Porter with one of his paintings image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
4. Professor James A. Porter with one of his paintings
Close-up of photo on marker
James A. Porter image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
5. James A. Porter
Photo on display inside Childers Hall
African Artifacts image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
6. African Artifacts
African Mask image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
7. African Mask
Thespian Abodements & Ira Aldridge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
8. Thespian Abodements & Ira Aldridge

Thespian Faculty Abodements
Prithee, novice wayfarers!!
Travail yon inboard thoroughfare, to starboard
facades and porticos.

Ira Aldridge, American Negro, who a century ago was acclaimed throughout Europe, especially as Othello. Aldridge was officially invite by the King of Sweden to play in Stockholm, he received the order of Chevalier from the King of Prussia and was made a member of several European learned societies. He died in Poland in 1867 as was making plans for an American tour. — Harvard Library Theatre Collections
On the wall, inside Childers Hall
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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