''This is the first exhibition based solely on their collection,'' says Childs, currently a Fellow of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for the Study of African and African American Research at Harvard University. ''There are a lot of people out there who collect art by African Americans, but [the Thompsons] have taken it to another level. They’ve been very strategic about what they’ve collected. They’ve been careful to go beyond the commercial. They’re looking at artists that have a critical and historical place in the story of African-American art.''
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through November 18.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 13. Continues through Nov. 18, 2012