Event: Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

From The National Gallery of Art Library:

Join the National Gallery of Art Library and help to improve and create Wikipedia articles about African American art and artists.

Date & Time: Sat, February 23, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST

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Lillian Evans Tibbs, with son in park, walking – 1940, Image Credit: Vieilles Annonces, All Rights Reserved.

This Wikipedia Edit-a-thon accompanies the exhibition, In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art, which showcases the life and work of Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr., an accomplished art appraiser, broker, collector, and dealer, as well as the founder and director of his eponymous art gallery in Washington, DC. Tibbs is best known for his donation to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now an important part of the National Gallery’s holdings by African American artists.

To support his research, Tibbs amassed approximately more than a thousand reference files comprising more than seventy boxes of material documenting art of the African diaspora. Tibbs opened up his reference collection, now commonly known as the Evans-Tibbs Archive, to artists, students, and scholars.

The archive includes correspondence, exhibition pamphlets, gallery records, photographs, and other ephemera that illustrate the history of the Tibbs family, The Evans-Tibbs Collection, and African American art.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. Reference materials from the library’s collection and the Evans-Tibbs Archive will be readily available.

Lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please email library@nga.gov.

Location:

National Gallery of Art Library – East Building

4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20565

Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing info@wikimediadc.org.

Any other questions? Email library@nga.gov.

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Bookmark & Preview Collection:
In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art
Exhibition Logistics:
January 21 – April 12, 2019 East Building Study Center, National Gallery of Art
This exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is not open on weekends.
This exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is not open on weekends.
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