Former U.S. Attorney Donates Art To University of Georgia

Brenda and Larry Thompson

Former United States Attorney for the Northern  District  of Georgia  Larry Thompson and his wife Brenda recently donated several pieces of African American art  to the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. They have been avid collectors for many years.

The donation includes works from internationally renowned African-American artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Romare Bearden, David C. Driskell, as well as contemporary artworks from Georgia-based artists Radcliffe Bailey and Wadsworth Jarrell.

They have also made it possible for the collection to have a full-time curator. The new Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of the African Diaspora will be in charge of overseeing the museum’s collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and archives by African and African American artists, as well as conducting research and developing special programming for university.

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