ART_library deco has designed its new online exhibition space and is now available to the public. Explore current and archived exhibitions and collections below.

A Place For All People Cover FinalFall/Winter 2017-2018

A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a commemorative poster exhibition celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum that opened Sept. 24, 2016. Based on the inaugural exhibitions of the museum, the posters highlight key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience.

ART_library deco online exhibition space was chosen alongside a host of cultural institutions in the United States to share this body of work with the public. “A Place for All People” is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the museum.

Exhibition Preview: View Online

Exhibition on View: December 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018

Access Exhibition: https://artlibrarydeco.omeka.net


Summer 2017

Summer ExhibitionFeminist Stories, After the Dreams: A Cultural Retrospective of Sameness (mini-art collection) — Contemporary artists from the African Diaspora have adopted new ways of creating art by using new media technologies and eludes generalized description. An anonymous South African contemporary artist uploaded work to the public domain for the world to download, print, and reuse. The mini-art collection features eight African women in different roles that deal with stages of womanhood, love, independence, and kinship. Visually, the paintings in the collection have bright and alluring colors, and bare striking features. Each piece displays its own feminist story, up for different interpretations, and will make for great discussions in art circles, academia, and libraries. 


Mini-Art Collection On View: June 1 – August 30, 2017

Access: http://artlibrarydeco.omeka.net