Galerie Myrtis | An Artful Journey: The Collection of Dr. James K. Hill | Baltimore | Jan 21 – Mar 4, 2023


T Shirt – Equal Employment is the Law by Sam Gilliam, 1973, Silkscreen print, 30 x 22” (unframed)
Image courtesy of Galerie Myrtis and the Dr. James K. Hill Estate.

January 21 – March 4, 2023

An Artful Journey: The Collection of Dr. James K. Hill
Galerie Myrtis

In-Person Viewing:
2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Virtual Viewing:

“An Artful Journey: The Collection of Dr. James K. Hill” honors Dr. Hill’s legacy and passion for the arts, features prints, paintings, photographs, posters, and sculptures by prominent African American artists, many of whom were his personal friends. 

Artists: Romare Bearden, Cornelius Marion Battey, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Daniel Freeman, Sam Gilliam, Palmer Hayden, Ethel P. Hood, May Howard Jackson, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, L. Leslie, Michael Platt, Addison Scurlock, Augusta Savage, James L. Wells, Charles White, and Hale Woodruff. 

Dr. James K. Hill (1935 – 2020) was born on the family farm in the Godsey community of Ninety-Six, South Carolina, on May 3, 1935. He is the son of the late James Hill and Alice R. Hill. Hill was a gifted scholar, scientist, medical educator, college administrator, and renowned expert on historic preservation and African American art. Hill graduated from Brewer High School (1953), and he continued his education, earning a (B.S.) from Eastern Michigan University (1964), (M.S.) from Howard University (1968), and (Ed. D) at the University of Florida (1974). He served in administrative and director roles in Howard’s hospital system. He would become a Microbiology professor at Howard University, where he later retired. Hill was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Beta Kappa Chi.

No appointment is necessary to attend the opening reception; viewings after the reception are by appointment only. To schedule a visit, contact our Gallery Assistant, Ky Vassor, at [email protected]. For sales inquiries, please reach out to our Sales Manager, Noel Bedolla, at [email protected].

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