|Photograph by Lasting Impressions by Ellyn/Sculpture courtesy of Elizabeth Catlett/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY|
An illustrated catalogue will accompany Grant Hillís exhibit, Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art. The coffee table size book is published by the Duke University Press. This major publication documents the 46 pieces in his art collection. The format of the catalogue includes a dialogue about art between Grant and his father Calvin Hill. An introduction is given by Professor John Hope Franklin of Duke University and a refection on Grant by his Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski. There are essays from the following distinguished individuals: Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, adjunct Associate Professor in African American Studies at Yale University, who discusses Romare Bearden; Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Director, Womenís Research and Resource Center at Spelman College, who focuses on Elizabeth Catlett; Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, Director of the University Museum of Texas Southern University and curator for the exhibit, who writes an essay on the history of African American collections; and William Rhoden, Editorial Sports Writer at the New York Times. The catalogue includes a picture of each image in the collection, research on each piece and a personal comment from Grant.
The catalogue will be released nationwide during the 2003-2004 NBA season. It will be available in bookstores and at the location of each museum stop on the tour and is expected to receive wide publicity. Grant will donate his proceeds from the book to charity.
The catalogue of Grantís collection entitled, Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art, will be available at bookstores throughout the United States as of November, 1 2003.
For more information on the catalogue book, please click here: http://www.dukeupress.edu/books/granthill/