The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art


Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr., National Gallery of Art Library. The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Gift of Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr.

This exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is not open on weekends.

In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art 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.

A third-generation Washingtonian, Tibbs spent his formative years…

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